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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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
Issue Position: Foreign Policy
Issue Position: The War in Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
Sept. 4, 2013 MSNBC - "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Syria
Aug. 31, 2013 The Wall Street Journal - Unlikely Allies in Congress Question Obama Over Syria
Aug. 30, 2013 McDermott Speaks on American Military Action in Syria
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Politico - Anti-War Democrats Speak Up on Syria
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
July 9, 2013 US News - America's Creeping Militarization of Africa
June 13, 2013 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript - Syria
May 20, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
May 16, 2013 Introduction of Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2013
March 20, 2013 The Creation of a Commission on Healing the Physical and Psychological Wounds of War
March 19, 2013 Representative McDermott Gives Statement on the Anniversary of the Iraq War and Calls for a Commission on Veterans Care
March 19, 2013 Representative McDermott Gives Statement on the Anniversary of the Iraq War and Calls for a Commission on Veterans Care
March 19, 2013 The CIA Takes Opposite Sides in Syria and Iraq
March 19, 2013 10-Year Anniversary of the Iraq War
March 19, 2013 Representative McDermott Gives Statement on the Anniversary of the Iraq War and Calls for a Commission on Veterans Care
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
July 19, 2012 McDermott Increases Pentagon's Budget to Prevent Soldier Suicides
June 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
May 18, 2012 McDermott Veterans' Health Amendment Adopted in NDAA FY2013
May 18, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
May 18, 2012 McDermott's Statement on Indefinite Detention Provisions and NDAA FY2013
May 17, 2012 Letter to Michael B. Donley, U.S. Air Force Secretary
March 27, 2012 Letter to Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense
March 20, 2012 The Price of War in Afghanistan
Jan. 27, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
Dec. 16, 2011 McDermott Statement on End of U.S. Military Operations in Iraq
Dec. 15, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 14, 2011 Letter to Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
Dec. 9, 2011 McDermott Statement on Defense Bill's Indefinite Detention Provision
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 7, 2011 McDermott Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
July 13, 2011 We're Fighting A War With No End In Sight
July 13, 2011 Reducing the Federal Deficit
June 24, 2011 Authorizing Limited Use of Armed Forces in Libya
May 10, 2011 Letter to Chairman McKeon
April 6, 2011 No Jobs Agenda
March 16, 2011 Out of Afghanistan Caucus: United States' Fiscal and Security Needs Demand a Swift Withdrawal Beginning in July
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
March 10, 2011 The Federal Budget and Our Nation's Priorities
March 10, 2011 Letter to Pete King, U.S. Representative, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman - Homegrown Terrorism
March 4, 2011 McDermott Statement on EADS' Decision to Not Appeal
July 28, 2010 Rep. McDermott Statement on Voting Against Supplemental Appropriations Bill
June 3, 2010 Rep. McDermott Lambasts NOAA's Final Decision to Move Marine Center from Seattle to Oregon
March 11, 2010 Rep. McDermott Votes To Support Rep. Kucinich's Resolution To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan In 30 Days
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