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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

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
June 27, 2014 Reps. Bachmann, Bass, Marino, and McDermott Introduce "Justina's Law"
May 9, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Ensure Foster and Homeless Students Don't Face Discrimination in Charter Schools
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
July 24, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Call for Extension of EITC, CTC and AOTC
June 7, 2012 Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act
Jan. 6, 2012 Stark, McDermott Praise New Improvements to IRS Rules to Protect Innocent Spouses
July 22, 2010 Rep. McDermott Lauds First Grants for Home Visitation Programs
June 17, 2010 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Ways and Means Committee - Responsible Fatherhood Programs
June 2, 2009 Chairman McDermott Leads Bi-partisan Effort To Strengthen Disadvantaged Families
May 6, 2009 House Recognizes May as National Foster Care Month
May 6, 2009 Recognizing National Foster Care Month
Sept. 15, 2008 Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help More Kids Find Homes, Support Foster Families, Create Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
July 24, 2008 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008
June 24, 2008 Fostering Connections to Success Act
June 24, 2008 House Passes McDermott-Weller Foster Care Legislation
May 29, 2008 Rep. Jim McDermott Addressed Crowd of Child Advocates in Washington, DC
March 29, 2007 Correcting Workplace Injustice In Domestic Partnership Benefits
March 12, 2007 Support Grows for McDermott's Child Support Enforcement Legislation
May 24, 2006 Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006
Dec. 9, 2004 Welfare Bill Under-Funds Child Care by Over $10 Billion
Oct. 5, 2004 Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2004
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Income Security and Family Support
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