2022 Candidates for
US House of Representatives

US House Seat – Oregon District 2

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How the Candidates Present Themselves

Joe Yetter, Democrat

Website:  https://www.joefororegon.com/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JoeForOregon 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JoeForOregon
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/joe4oregon/ 

Videos of the candidate: (ads, public statements, etc.):

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Cliff Bentz, Republican, (Incumbent)

Website:  https://cliffbentz.com/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bentzfororegon/ 

Twitter:  Requires login.  Go to candidate’s website to get the link.

Videos of the candidate: (ads, public statements, etc.):

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What Others are Saying

Endorsements:  Check the candidates’ websites to see these (previous section).

COIN Oregon (Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network)
Bentz Accountability Team  (Bentz's votes on important issues, etc.  Please note there is still a video featuring Adam Prine, who was a candidate in the primary this past spring.  Please disregard.)

Polls and Analyses comparing these candidates:

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Talking Points for Us*

*Neighborhood Leaders, Democrats in general, and other liberals/progressives

Here are some talking points from ORD2 Indivisible:

ON VETERANS, Cliff Bentz voted:

NO on a bill that provides money for the education of kids whose parents died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

NO on a bill that prohibits the VA from charging a co-pay for contraceptives if commercial insurance is not allowed to charge one.

NO on a bill that would have automatically enrolled eligible veterans into VA care after service.

And NO on the “PACT Act,” a bill that would have made veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits eligible for medical and mental health care in the VA system. (NOTE: The Senate passed this act once, then blocked it. Check out Jon Stewart’s response after last week’s vote) 

ON HEALTHCARE AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, Cliff Bentz voted:

NO on bills would guarantee access to contraception. (NOTE: That’s a vote against basic birth control!)

NO on bills that would guarantee access to abortion.

NO on a bill that would require insurance companies to pay for congenital anomalies and birth defects. (NOTE: He voted against children with birth defects!)

NO on a bill that would cap cost-sharing in commercial health insurance and Medicare to $35 per month. 

NO on a bill that directs the EPA to list PFAS/PFOS as hazardous substances (in non-stick cookware and weatherproof clothing, for example) and to study them further.

ON GUN SAFETY, Cliff Bentz voted:

NO on a bill that creates a national coordinator for active shooter events.

NO on a bill that helps states set up temporary protection orders to prevent people who are likely to harm people from owning a gun.

NO on a bill that prevents people under 21 from owning semi-automatic guns.

NO on a bill that would ban assault weapons. (NOTE: He actually thinks people need assault weapons to defend themselves)

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