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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Statement from Rep. DeFazio on Attending Inauguration Ceremonies

Jan 17, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on attending this week's inauguration ceremonies:

“I feel that my time this week will be best spent at home in Oregon rather than attending the inauguration festivities. In the next few days, I will be in my community, meeting with my constituents and discussing their priorities for the year. I usually do not attend presidential inauguration ceremonies and do my best to avoid pomp and circumstance events in Washington, and this year will be no different.

“In the 115th Congress, I will be prepared to work with President-elect Trump where we find common ground, but I also will not hesitate to fight back against the President-elect when necessary.”