Democrat Peter DeFazio Uses Transportation Chairmanship to Influence Waterway Policy for Personal Gain

Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, allegedly abused his position for personal gain by sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers opposing a proposed rule that would put permanent restrictions on part of the Washington Channel to protect the most vulnerable parts of an Army base. The waterway is where the houseboat used as DeFazio’s “DC residence” allegedly resides.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Rep. Peter Defazio (D-OR) participates in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the surge in passenger rage cases and its effects on the airline industry and staff, on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Committee is examining the rise in …