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DeFazio Endorsed by President Barack Obama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- September 25, 2020
Contact: Carly Gabrielson (541) 729-1961 or [email protected]

Eugene, Oregon — Congressman Peter DeFazio issued the following statement after receiving an endorsement from President Barack Obama.

“I’m proud to endorse Peter DeFazio for Congress. He will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and pre-existing conditions protections from Republican assault. He is dedicated to shoring up and strengthening our democracy, a project that’s going to take time and require all of us—but it begins by electing Democrats right now. So give Congressman DeFazio your vote—and vote by mail as early as you can,” said President Obama.

“I am honored to be endorsed by President Obama, who I worked side by side with for eight years to deliver results for working families,” said Congressman DeFazio. “Together, we passed the Affordable Care Act with provisions to protect people with preexisting conditions and saved Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from Republican cuts. I’m incredibly proud of what we accomplished, including our efforts to tackle climate change and protect women's health rights, but there is more work ahead to put a stop to the GOP’s cruel plan to strip away critical programs Americans rely on. I’m fighting to build on our shared successes for Oregonians. We must expand affordable health care, reduce the costs of prescription drugs, and get the economy back on track after Trump failed at responding to the COVID-19 crisis.”

Posted on September 25, 2020 in Press Releases.

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