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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 7, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
July 7, 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Gayle Smith, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development - Support LGBT Rights Around the World
June 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 17, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Human Rights Concern in Vietnam
May 3, 2016 Letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan - Commemorative WWII Postage Stamp
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Candice Miller, Chairman, Committee on House Administration, The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary on Committee - Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform
April 20, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Make Federal Government "Model Employer" With Fair Chance Hiring Policies
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for Continued U.S. Support Ahead of Haiti Elections
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 30, 2015 Letter to Secretary John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Conditions in Mexico
June 2, 2015 MSNBC "The Ed Show"- Transcript: USA Freedom Act
March 3, 2015 Letter to King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - Human Rights Advocacy
Jan. 27, 2015 House Unanimously Passes Bass-Kline Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Link Between Child Sex Trafficking
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - United Nations Convention Against Torture Application Overseas
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
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists
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
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Foreign Affairs
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
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 15, 2012 McDermott's Opposition to Unjustified and Unlawful Domestic Intelligence Gathering
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
March 28, 2012 McDermott Introduces "Justice for Wards Cove Workers Act"
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Civil & Human Rights
Dec. 9, 2011 McDermott Statement on Defense Bill's Indefinite Detention Provision
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 19, 2011 Letter to IRS Commissioner Shulman
March 10, 2011 Letter to Rep. King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee - Call to Focus on All Extreme Terrorism
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: LGBT
Feb. 25, 2010 Interrogation Tactics
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
June 22, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Nov. 6, 2007 Heroes Earnings Assistant and Relief Tax Act of 2007
Oct. 31, 2007 FISA
April 2, 2007 Improving Head Start Act Of 2007
Jan. 25, 2007 Letter: To Glenn A. Fine, US Inspector General
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