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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and will not seek reelection next year.

The 74-year-old Democrat is the powerful chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

The article goes on to state the following:

“With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as Congressman for the Fourth District of Oregon,” DeFazio said in a statement.


DeFazio was first elected to U.S. Congress in 1986.

“It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation so I can focus on my health and well-being. This was a tough decision at a challenging time for our republic with the very pillars of our democracy under threat, but I am bolstered by the passion and principles of my colleagues in Congress and the ingenuity and determination of young Americans who are civically engaged and working for change,” DeFazio wrote in his statement.

“I still have a lot of work to do in my remaining 13 months and I’ll be putting all of my efforts into that work, including helping to pass the Build Back Better Act that will bring down costs for families, create jobs, fight the climate crisis and help Americans get ahead,” DeFazio added.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. You’re 74 you should retire. So glad to see you go. Should be term limits. We haven’t won Republican here in Oregon since mail in voting …. Hummmm wonder why?!

  2. Another dem running away from this communist crap they are spewing. As for him screw him he helped lead the us down this dark hole I hope he rots ,disgusting excuse for a human .

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