Representative Peter DeFazio is Oregon’s longest serving member in the House of Representatives. The Congressman was first elected to represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, which encompasses the southern half of Oregon’s coastal counties, in 1986. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. DeFazio practiced as a gerontologist and served as a Lane County commissioner before winning election to Congress. Rep. Defazio serves as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Historically, DeFazio has been an important voice for a variety of progressive movements in Congress, and Israel is no exception. He has been a frequent supporter of J Street’s legislative priorities, and he was an early cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.