Countdown to zero days left: Peter DeFazio on 36 years in Congress
People who were born in Oregon's Fourth Congressional District early in the term of Rep. Peter DeFazioare now parents themselves, possibly thousands of them.
DeFazio ends his time in Congress today, stepping down after 36 years shuttling between Springfield and Washington. He chose not to run for yet another term, and fellow Democrat Val Hoyle, lately Oregon's Labor Commissioner, won the November election to replace DeFazio.
We can't get all the details of 36 years into 30 minutes, but we certainly tried, visiting with DeFazio about highlights and lowlights for him and the country over a long career in the Capitol.