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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
Issue Position: The First Amendment
Issue Position: Human Rights
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
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"
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 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
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
Jan. 17, 2007 We Can Transfrom Common Dreams Into The Common Good
Sept. 20, 2006 Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4844, Federal Election Integrity Act Of 2006
July 13, 2006 House Passes Voting Rights Reauthorization Act: A Proud Moment
April 15, 2006 Get teh Facts Newsletter, April 2006
Dec. 8, 2005 Political Cronies Ignore the Law to Increase Republican Power in Washington
Nov. 9, 2005 Who Needs the First Amendment?
Oct. 19, 2005 Cultural Sensitivity
June 22, 2005 Investigate Guantanamo Bay
May 24, 2005 Freedom of the Press and the Public's Right To Know
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
July 15, 2004 A Leader's Responsibility
July 9, 2004 Knowledge Is Power in American Politics
July 8, 2004 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, The Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
May 11, 2004 Rhetoric of the War Crusade
March 17, 2004 America's Preemptive War
Feb. 11, 2004 Congressional Leaders Ask President Bush: How Will You Protect Passenger Privacy?
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Foreign Affairs
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Civil & Human Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: LGBT
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