01/25/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2020 14:54
For Immediate Release:January 25, 2020
Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Representative Pete Stark
Hillary and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Pete Stark. For four decades in Congress, Pete was a fierce advocate for the most vulnerable in our society. In the White House, I saw firsthand how he worked for an inclusive, peace-loving America, and how his deep policy knowledge and lawmaking skills helped millions of people-providing health care to workers after they leave a job, ensuring no one can be denied care at an emergency room, and giving coverage to millions of uninsured children and ultimately 20 million of his fellow Americans through the Affordable Care Act. Pete believed in the power of government to make a real difference in people's lives. And he proved it for forty years. We send our condolences to his wife, Deborah, and his entire family.