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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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: The War in Iraq
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: Africa
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: Foreign Policy
July 24, 2014 McDermott Statement on Attacks on Medical Facilities, Personnel in the Gaza Strip
July 21, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Ukraine
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 John Kerry, Secretary of State - House Democrats Urge State Department to Stop Conditioning MCC Compact on El Salvador's Seed Purchase Program
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
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
March 13, 2014 Letter to the Women of Afghanistan - Supporting Women of Afghanistan
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Nov. 20, 2013 Iran and Diplomacy
Aug. 30, 2013 McDermott Speaks on American Military Action in Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Politico - Anti-War Democrats Speak Up on Syria
Aug. 23, 2013 Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Republic of South Sudan - Concern with Ongoing Events in South Sudan
Aug. 14, 2013 Letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh - Reject Harmful Changes To Grameen Bank
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to House Leadership - Put Diplomacy First
July 31, 2013 Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013
July 18, 2013 Congressman Dan Kildee Urges U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Act Swiftly on the Release of Former Marine and Flint Native Held Captive in Iran
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
July 7, 2013 Politico - It's Time to Hit Reset on Iran: Engage Hassan Rouhani
June 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Address Trade and Investment Issues at the U.S. India Strategic Dialogue
June 18, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - India Intellectual Property
May 20, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
April 30, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Cuba Travel Policy
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 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 12, 2013 Letter to His Excellency V.B. Rybak - Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation
Feb. 5, 2013 McDermott Statement on the Peace Corps' Announcement of the 2013 Top Colleges
Nov. 16, 2012 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Aug. 22, 2012 Durbin and McDermott Statement on Final SEC Conflict Minerals Rule
Aug. 2, 2012 Democrats Applaud Passage of Legislation to Extend Critical AGOA Provisions, Correct CAFTA Textile Provisions, and Renew Burma Sanctions
July 19, 2012 Camp, Levin, Brady, McDermott Announce Committee Action on Russia PNTR
June 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
May 22, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability
April 26, 2012 World Immunization Week: Preventing Pneumonia and Diarrhea with the Power of Vaccines
April 12, 2012 McDermott's Statement on Murder of Bangladeshi Labor Leader
March 26, 2012 McDermott, Rangel Applaud Inclusion of South Sudan in the Generalized System of Preferences Program
March 26, 2012 Introducing the Republican of Georgia Democracy Act of 2012
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