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Rush Holt, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Rush D. Holt, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 12, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margaret; 3 Children: Michael, Dejan, Rachel
Birth Date: 10/15/1948
Birth Place: Weston, WV
Home City: Hopewell Township, NJ
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Issue Position: Equality
Issue Position: Voting
June 23, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015
June 20, 2014 House Passes Holt Amendments to Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers, End Backdoor Survellance
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 23, 2014 USA Freedom Act
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 25, 2014 Holt Statement on Reported White House Plan to Limit Domestic Surveillance
Jan. 23, 2014 Holt on New NSA Report: "Mass Surveillance of Americans Must End"
Jan. 17, 2014 Holt: On Surveillance Reform, Obama Offers "Far Less Than Meets the Eye"
Dec. 19, 2013 Holt Speaks Out on NSA Reform Task Force
Nov. 8, 2013 The Press
Sept. 13, 2013 Newsletter - Back Doors
Sept. 5, 2013 Holt: In Its Zeal to Spy, the NSA May Be Leaving Americans Less Secure
Aug. 30, 2013 Newsletter - Syria
Aug. 9, 2013 NSA's Intelligence Operations Must Follow the Constitution
July 24, 2013 Holt Introduces "Surveillance State Repeal Act"
June 25, 2013 Holt Decries Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights
June 12, 2013 Holt Statement on Domestic Surveillance Revelations
April 30, 2013 Newsletter - Those Who Need It
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Oversight of the Drone Program
Jan. 1, 2013 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
May 31, 2012 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5743, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5854, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5855, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5325, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
May 14, 2012 Putting an End to Warrantless Spying and Religious Profiling
May 10, 2012 MyCentralJersey.com - Holt Leads Efforts to Condemn NYPD for Surveillance of Muslims
May 10, 2012 Holt Introduces Resolution Condemning NYPD's Warrantless Spying and Religious Profiling
May 9, 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
April 26, 2012 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 3, 2012 Thoughts on Inequality from Montgomery, Alabama
Jan. 9, 2012 Letter to Democratic Colleagues in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly
Dec. 1, 2011 Terminating Presidential Election Campaign Fund and Election Assistance Commission
Nov. 9, 2011 Letter to Lamar Smith, John Conyers, Daniel E. Lungren and Robert A. Brady
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the Official Motto of the United States
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Nov. 1, 2011 CBC Hour: Voter Identification Laws
Oct. 13, 2011 Voter Supression
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
Feb. 1, 2011 Holt Advocates for Human Rights, Freedom of the Press in Egypt
Nov. 17, 2010 Condemning Burmese Regime's Undemocratic Elections
Nov. 17, 2010 Holt Speaks In Support Of Human Rights In Burma; House To Pass Resolution In Support Of Burmese People
Aug. 24, 2010 Ensuring the Integrity of our Voting Systems
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