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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
April 8, 2014 McDermott, Brady Release GAO Report on Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
March 24, 2014 Congressman McDermott's statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Approve Treatments for Rare Diseases
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - New AIDS Treatment Goal
Sept. 26, 2013 Suicide Prevention Month
July 16, 2013 Reps. Lee, Ros-Lehtinen, and McDermott Re-Launch Bicameral, Bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
June 28, 2013 Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act
June 25, 2013 McDermott, Blumenauer Re-Introduce Tax Parity Bill for LGBT Families
May 16, 2013 Introduction of Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2013
March 27, 2013 Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs McDermott and Marino Ask HHS to Reconsider Home Hemodialysis Training Payments
March 20, 2013 The Creation of a Commission on Healing the Physical and Psychological Wounds of War
March 19, 2013 10-Year Anniversary of the Iraq War
March 14, 2013 Reichert, Matheson, Olson, and Pascrell Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2013
Feb. 14, 2013 McDermott Bill Protects the National Institutes of Health from Budget Sequester
Feb. 14, 2013 The Medical Research Protection Act of 2013
Feb. 12, 2013 McDermott Statement on the State of the Union
Feb. 5, 2013 McDermott Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect the National Institutes of Health from Budget Sequester
Nov. 29, 2012 HIV/AIDS
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Sept. 13, 2012 McDermott Introduces Bill to Address Nation's Shortage of Primary Care Doctors
Sept. 12, 2012 Letter to Chairman Young and Ranking Member Dicks
July 19, 2012 McDermott Increases Pentagon's Budget to Prevent Soldier Suicides
July 18, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
July 10, 2012 Repeal of Obamacare Act
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
June 5, 2012 Hazing in the US Military
May 18, 2012 McDermott Veterans' Health Amendment Adopted in NDAA FY2013
April 26, 2012 World Immunization Week: Preventing Pneumonia and Diarrhea with the Power of Vaccines
March 29, 2012 McDermott Bill: Helps Small Businesses Provide Health Coverage to Employees
March 23, 2012 Health Care Law's 2nd Anniversary, Washington State Residents Already Benefiting
March 22, 2012 Marking the 9th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War -- Hon. Jim McDermott
March 20, 2012 Removing Restrictions for Accomack County Land Parcel
Dec. 8, 2011 McDermott Statement on Malaria Vaccine, Seattle's Involvement & Time Magazine's Designation
Dec. 1, 2011 McDermott: "GAO Report Confirms Serious Foster Care Problem"
Dec. 1, 2011 Republican's Fear of Dr. Berwick
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 27, 2011 McDermott Statement on Seattle Paid Sick Leave and "The Healthy Families Act"
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 30, 2011 Obama Signs Child Welfare Law Today, Includes McDermott Provisions
Sept. 23, 2011 Today, Sept. 23, marks the one year anniversary of the establishment of the "Patient's Bill of Rights" -- a series of protections included in the 2010 health care reform law. Millions of Americans have benefited from these protections, which have not only
Sept. 16, 2011 Lee, McDermott and Franks Launch Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
Sept. 14, 2011 McDermott's Child Welfare Proposal One Step Closer to Passage
July 26, 2011 Introducing Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2011
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Joseph Deiss, President, United Nations General Assembly
June 15, 2011 Medicare
June 3, 2011 McDermott Bill: "Ends Unfair Tax Treatment of Employees"
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