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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: Announced, 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
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 Politico - Anti-War Democrats Speak Up on Syria
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress 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 President Barack Obama - Address Trade and Investment Issues at the U.S. India Strategic Dialogue
June 18, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - India Intellectual Property
May 20, 2013 Letter to Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - United States-India Homeland Security
April 30, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - 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 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States
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 Introducing the Republican of Georgia Democracy Act of 2012
March 26, 2012 McDermott, Rangel Applaud Inclusion of South Sudan in the Generalized System of Preferences Program
Dec. 16, 2011 McDermott Statement on End of U.S. Military Operations in Iraq
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 12, 2011 Jobs
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
July 20, 2011 Approving Renewal of Import Restrictions Against Burma
July 13, 2011 Reducing the Federal Deficit
July 13, 2011 We're Fighting A War With No End In Sight
June 28, 2011 McDermott: "Colombia FTA a Missed Chance to Help Workers"
June 17, 2011 Levin, McDermott on One-Year Anniversary of China's Promise to Allow Greater Exchange Rate Flexibility
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Joseph Deiss, President, United Nations General Assembly
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
May 10, 2011 Letter to Chairman McKeon
March 23, 2011 Ellison Statement on Violence in Libya
March 21, 2011 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews " - Transcript
March 16, 2011 Out of Afghanistan Caucus: United States' Fiscal and Security Needs Demand a Swift Withdrawal Beginning in July
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