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DeFazio blends anger, political savvy
He's an active and involved legislator.
Anger has been a common emotion through many of his remarks.
But DeFazio isn't just against things. ...
Monday, August 28, 2006
District: Eugene, Springfield, part of Corvallis, Roseburg, and the southwest Oregon coast
Committees: Homeland Security and Transportation
Top financial supporters this year: transportation unions, industrial unions, retirees
Cash in campaign account as of June 30: $367,754
Interest group rankings (percentage of key votes with which they agreed in 2005)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: 37
Sierra Club: 100
American Conservative Union: 12
NAACP: 87 Key votes in 2005-06
Estate tax cut: No
Legislative line item veto act: Yes
Reauthorize Patriot Act: No
Energy bill: No
Central American Free
Trade Agreement: No
Number of missed votes since
1999: 147 out of 4,524
Number of speeches on House floor since 2003: 90
Where does he fall on the political spectrum?
In 2005, voted with House Republican Leader Tom DeLay 37 percent of the time and with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi 86 percent of the time.*
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on DeFazio: "He's out in that district
every week and hits it hard." *Not including unanimous votes
Sources: Interviews, Clerk of the House, Federal Election
Commission, Center for Responsive Politics, GovTrack.us, Voter
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