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Joe Pitts' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/10/1939
Birth Place: Lexington, KY
Home City: Kennett Square, PA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Feb. 21, 2014 Russian Reset
Jan. 10, 2014 Pitts and Fleming on Justice Decision on Utah Marriages
Dec. 19, 2013 Burma
Sept. 24, 2013 Congressmen Pitts and Gerlach Speak Out on Coatesville School District Text Messages
July 18, 2013 Egypt
June 12, 2013 Freedom of Conscience
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 5, 2013 Chen Guangcheng
Jan. 22, 2013 Pitts and Lee Lead Bipartisan Resolution Marking 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Jan. 18, 2013 150 Years of the Emancipation Proclamation
Dec. 6, 2012 Keeping the Internet Free
June 19, 2012 China's One-Child Policy
Feb. 29, 2012 Pastor Youcef
Feb. 10, 2012 Upton, Pitts Statement on Religious Freedom
Oct. 21, 2011 A Less than Transparent Administration
March 22, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
Jan. 28, 2011 Pitts on Attack of Gay Rights Activist in Uganda
Sept. 17, 2010 New Bipartisan, Bicameral Bills Seek To Spotlight and Curb Inhumane Conditions In Foreign Prisons
Sept. 16, 2010 New Bipartisan, Bicameral Bills Seek To Spotlight And Curb Inhumane Conditions In Foreign Prisons
Dec. 8, 2009 Rep. Pitts Joins Bipartisan Call For U.S. Support Of Western Sahara Human Rights Activist Aminatou Haidar
June 4, 2009 Voter Intimidation
Dec. 16, 2008 Rep. Pitts Opposes Government Censorship Of Media
Sept. 23, 2008 Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Establishment Resolution
June 12, 2008 Atrocities in Burma
Aug. 24, 2007 Standing Up for Human Rights
Jan. 19, 2007 The Friday Faxline (Issue 491, January 19, 2007)
Dec. 7, 2006 Congressman Pitts Hails Report on North Korean Humanitarian Crisis
Nov. 24, 2006 The Friday Faxline (Issue 484, November 24, 2006)
April 21, 2006 Standing with the Oppressed
March 9, 2006 Wireless Privacy Amendment
Nov. 16, 2005 Expressing Sense of House that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Infringed on Parental Rights
Oct. 25, 2005 Rosa Parks
Sept. 14, 2005 Rep. Pitts Criticizes Pledge Decision
June 8, 2005 Decisive Action Needed on Darfur
March 3, 2005 Rep. Pitts: Congress must show leadership on wireless directory
March 2, 2005 Job Training Improvement Act of 2005
Feb. 15, 2005 Cuban Government should Free Dr. Biscet
Sept. 16, 2004 Rep. Pitts Welcomes 411 Inquiry From Telecom Leaders
Aug. 13, 2004 The Friday Faxline
July 8, 2004 Debate on House Floor over Pitts Anti-Torture Amendment to H.R. 4754
July 2, 2004 Rep. Pitts: Call a Spade, a Spade - Sudan Atrocities are Genocide
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Human Rights
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