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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.”