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Jim McDermott's Public Statements

Full Name: James 'Jim' A. McDermott
Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Therese; 2 Children: Katherine, James
Birth Date: 12/28/1936
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Home City: Seattle, WA
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
Medicare Physicial Payment Trasperency and Assessment Act of 2011
Issue Position: Labor and Trade
Issue Position: The Filibuster Rule
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Trade
Issue Position: Social Security
Issue Position: HIV/AIDS
Issue Position: Economy and Taxes
Issue Position: Endangered Salmon
Issue Position: Labor and Trade
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: The Social Safety Net
Issue Position: The First Amendment
Issue Position: Africa
Issue Position: Energy and the Environment
Issue Position: Energy and Environment
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Foreign Policy
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: Seattle Priorities are Global Priorities
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: The War in Iraq
July 22, 2014 Letter to Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Oil and Gas Leasing Program Concerns
July 18, 2014 Letter to Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of the Amiri Court in Riffa Place - Expulsion of Tom Malinowski
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action
July 1, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary Department of Homeland Security - Indefinite Detention of Immigrants
July 1, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - House Democrats Urge State Department to Stop Conditioning MCC Compact on El Salvador's Seed Purchase Program
June 30, 2014 McDermott Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision
June 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Biodiesel Volume
June 27, 2014 Reps. Bachmann, Bass, Marino, and McDermott Introduce "Justina's Law"
June 27, 2014 Reps. Bachmann, Bass, Marino, and McDermott Introduce "Justina's Law"
June 26, 2014 Letter to David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - Hearing on Highway Funding
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
June 20, 2014 Introduction of the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of2014
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 20, 2014 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
June 18, 2014 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - MedPAC's June 2014 Report
June 17, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Africa Immigration Issue
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 12, 2014 Rep. McDermott's Statement on Republican Provisions in Agriculture Appropriations Bill
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
June 10, 2014 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Verification of Income and Insurance Information under the ACA
June 2, 2014 McDermott Statement on Obama Administration's Proposal to Cut Carbon Emissions
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
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