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Pelosi Statement on Appointment of Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General of the United States

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's appointment of Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General of the United States.

"Dr. Regina Benjamin will come to her new position as Surgeon General as a leading spokesperson on public health issues and a deep commitment to creating a healthier America.

"From her experience in establishing a rural health clinic in Alabama, Dr. Benjamin understands the need for real health care reform that lowers costs, gives greater choice, improves quality, and provides stability and peace of mind.

"I look forward to working with Dr. Benjamin on issues of prevention, wellness, and ensuring the health of our children. President Obama has made an excellent choice for Surgeon General of the United States."

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