Washington, DC – Upon Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Protect Our Care issued the following statement announcing the organization’s endorsement of U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker:

“Protect Our Care is pleased to announce our enthusiastic endorsement of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House of Representative in the 116th Congress,” said Leslie Dach, founder and chair of Protect Our Care. “Leader Pelosi is a true health care champion, always has been. The American people have Leader Pelosi to thank for passing the Affordable Care Act nearly ten years ago and for leading the fight every day since then to keep it strong. With clear-eyed determination over the past two years, Leader Pelosi has skillfully led the Democratic caucus in unanimously fighting the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans’ repeated efforts to repeal and sabotage the law. With unrelenting discipline, Leader Pelosi made health care the number one issue in the midterms, which delivered the House to Democrats and flipped more than 30 seats held by pro-repeal Republicans.

“The American people elected Democrats to lead the House because they want to stop Republicans’ sabotage, lower health care costs, protect Medicaid and Medicare and finally check this Administration’s cozy relationship with drug and insurance company lobbyists,” added Brad Woodhouse, the executive director.  “No one is better prepared to lead a united Democratic caucus in protecting and improving American health care than Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. How do we know? Because she’s done it before.”