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Peter DeFazio
Peter Defazio.jpeg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 4
Incumbent
In office
1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJames H. Weaver (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$6.59 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Campaign $$5,676,948
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chair, Lane County Commission
1985-1986
Commissioner, Lane County, Oregon
1883-1986
Education
Bachelor'sTufts University, 1969
Master'sUniversity of Oregon, 1977
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force Reserve
Years of service1967 - 1971
Personal
BirthdayMay 27, 1947
Place of birthNeedham, M.A.
Net worth$1,128,508.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Peter DeFazio (b. May 27, 1947, in Needham, Massachusetts) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. DeFazio was first elected in 1986.

He won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[1] DeFazio also ran as a Working Families Party candidate and a Progressive candidate.[2] DeFazio defeated Oregon's Republican Party state chairman Art Robinson, David Chester (L) and Michael Beilstein (Pacific Green Party) in the general election.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, DeFazio is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

DeFazio was born in Needham, Massachusetts, on May 27, 1947. He received his B.A. from Tufts University in 1969 and his M.A. from the University of Oregon in 1977. He was a member of the United States Air Force Reserve from 1967 to 1971.[4]

Career

  • 1977-1982: Aide to United States Representative James H. Weaver of Oregon
  • 1983-1986: Served as commissioner, Lane County, Oregon
  • 1985-1986: Served as chairman, Lane County, Oregon
  • 1987-Present: U.S. Representative from Oregon

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

DeFazio serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

DeFazio served on the following committees:

  • Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Aviation
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to DeFazio's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png DeFazio voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Yea3.png DeFazio voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[10] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[11] DeFazio voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[13] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. DeFazio voted for HR 2775.[14]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png DeFazio voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png DeFazio voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[15]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

DeFazio's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, DeFazio is a Hard-Core Liberal. DeFazio received a score of 77 percent on social issues and 14 percent on economic issues.[16]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[17]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Neutral
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[16]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[18]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[18][19]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the letter asked.[19]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict,” stated the letter.[19]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. DeFazio was one of 18 Democratic members to sign the letter.[19]

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[19][20] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. DeFazio was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[19][20]

SNAP challenge

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including DeFazio, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[21] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[22]

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

DeFazio won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[1] DeFazio also ran as a Working Families Party candidate and a Progressive candidate.[2] DeFazio defeated Oregon's Republican Party state chairman Art Robinson, David Chester (L) and Michael Beilstein (Pacific Green Party) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 58.3% 172,858
     Republican Art Robinson 37.9% 112,241
     Libertarian David Chester 1.5% 4,405
     Green Michael Beilstein 2.2% 6,417
     Write-in Write-in candidates 0.1% 443
Total Votes 296,364
Source: Oregon Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Oregon's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

DeFazio won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 4th District.[23][24] He defeated Art Robinson (R) and Chuck Huntting (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 59.1% 212,866
     Republican Art Robinson 39% 140,549
     Libertarian Chuck Huntting 1.7% 6,205
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 468
Total Votes 360,088
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Oregon District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter DeFazio Incumbent 90.1% 69,864
Matthew Robinson 9.9% 7,665
Total Votes 77,529

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events DeFazio attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for DeFazio is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, DeFazio raised a total of $5,676,948 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[38]

Peter DeFazio's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $1,333,331
2010 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $1,315,473
2008 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $729,421
2006 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $793,123
2004 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $664,808
2002 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $379,011
2000 U.S. House (Oregon, District 4) Won $461,781
Grand Total Raised $5,676,948


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeFazio’s reports.[39]

Peter A. DeFazio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$126,039.97$80,013.62$(35,980.60)$170,072.99
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$170,072.99$116,699.43$(54,510.93)$232,261.49
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$232,261.49$03,296.13$(41,134.49)$284,423.13
Year-End Quarterly[43]December 31, 2013$284,423$165,587$(58,868)$391,132
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$391,132.76$106,945.38$(61,857.78)$436,220.36
Pre-Primary[45]July 25, 2014$436,220.36$62,876.78$(22,810.29)$476,286.85
July Quarterly[46]August 25, 2014$476,286.85$142,016.29$(40,722.66)$577,580.48
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2014$577,580.48$318,254.20$(216,117.53)$679,717.15
Pre-General[48]October 23, 2014$679,717.15$65,847.04$(230,396.56)$515,167.63
Running totals
$1,061,535.87$(762,398.84)

2012


DeFazio won re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, DeFazio's campaign committee raised a total of $1,333,331 and spent $1,401,802.[49]

Cost per vote

DeFazio spent $6.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of DeFazio's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

DeFazio won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, DeFazio's campaign committee raised a total of $1,315,473 and spent $1,484,241.[50]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, DeFazio's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $346,021 to $1,910,996. That averages to $1,128,508.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. DeFazio ranked as the 195th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Between 2004 and 2012, DeFazio‘s calculated net worth[52] increased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]

Peter DeFazio Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$1,066,551
2012$1,128,508
Growth from 2004 to 2012:6%
Average annual growth:1%[54]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). DeFazio received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Transportation Unions industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Oregon's 4th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[56]

From 1989-2014, 25.85 percent of DeFazio's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[57]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Peter DeFazio Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $8,173,093
Total Spent $7,658,967
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Transportation Unions$712,150
Industrial Unions$398,550
Building Trade Unions$352,760
Air Transport$331,408
Public Sector Unions$318,105
% total in top industry8.71%
% total in top two industries13.59%
% total in top five industries25.85%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeFazio is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014.[58] This was the same rating DeFazio received in June 2013.[59]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

DeFazio most often votes with:

DeFazio least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, DeFazio missed 639 of 17,268 roll call votes from January 1987 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.7 percent. This is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. DeFazio paid his congressional staff a total of $905,958 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

DeFazio ranked the 107th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[63]

2012

DeFazio ranked the 126th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[64]

2011

DeFazio ranked the 150th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Peter DeFazio voted with the Democratic Party 92.3 percent of the time, which ranked 124th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[66]

2013

Peter DeFazio voted with the Democratic Party 93.9 percent of the time, which ranked 144th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

Peter DeFazio is married to Myrnie Daut.[68]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
James H. Weaver
U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon District 4
1987–present
Succeeded by
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