MISSOURI — Today, Vice President Joe Biden called on Missourians from every corner of the state to support Claire McCaskill just days ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
Biden joined McCaskill at a rally in Bridgeton, telling a large crowd what’s at stake next week and urging them to get to the polls — and to get their friends, neighbors, and loved ones to do the same.
“Claire doesn’t need my help, but that’s why I’m here. Because you have one of those people, one of those unique people in the United States Senate, who does all of those things: Claire McCaskill. She gets it. She doesn’t forget. My dad used to say half of the battle is showing up. She knocks on your door, she goes to the diner, she shows up at the State Fair. She shows up where people are to listen to what’s on your mind. She talks to Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, black, white, Asian, it doesn’t matter because she knows she represents everybody.” — Joe Biden
Claire described her clear record of working with members of both parties to strengthen our health care system, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and fight for higher wages.
“Like me, Joe is somebody who might not have grown up in a fancy house or gone to the fanciest schools — he’s someone that’s spent his career being a champion for folks trying to make ends meet and give their kids a better life. He understands what’s at stake in this election and how critical it is for people to get themselves and their loved ones to the polls.” — Claire McCaskill
Senator Claire McCaskill has a clear record of working across the aisle to get results for Missourians. President Trump recently signed legislation of Claire’s to repeal the pharmacy gag clause, so that pharmacists can tell consumers if their prescriptions would be cheaper by paying out-of-pocket, and her legislation to bring greater oversight to air ambulance costs is on the President’s desk for signature. Claire has also introduced bipartisan legislation to address unfair Medicare reimbursements, allow pregnant women to buy health insurance year-round, and allow states to help small businesses by changing the definition of a “small group market.” McCaskill has been a consistent supporter of efforts to raise the federal minimum wage, and supported bipartisan legislation that successfully provided tax credits to small businesses that hired workers who had been unemployed for more than six months.
Meanwhile, Josh Hawley–backed by his network of dark-money donors–used Missouri taxpayer dollars to file a lawsuit to remove all of the current consumer health care protections, including protections that prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions. Hawley’s lawsuit would also remove protections for Missourians who are on their parents’ health insurance plans and reopen the Medicare Part D donut hole. Hawley’s proposal for protecting those with pre-existing conditions has been slammed by editorial boards as “incoherent,” “unworkable,” and “doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously.” And recently, Hawley again stated his opposition to even a modest increase for Missourians earning minimum wage.
Read more about Claire’s record of working across the aisle to get things done for Missourians at www.ClaireMcCaskill.com/