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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
June 20, 2014 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims
April 3, 2014 McDermott's Statement on Yesterday's Tragic Fort Hood Shooting
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 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Sept. 26, 2013 Suicide Prevention Month
Sept. 19, 2013 To Amend the Internal Revenue Code to Qualify Homeless Youth and Veterans for the Purposes of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Aug. 28, 2013 Politico - Anti-War Democrats Speak Up on Syria
May 8, 2013 Representatives McDermott and Jones Call for a Commission on Veterans
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 Representative McDermott Gives Statement on the Anniversary of the Iraq War and Calls for a Commission on Veterans Care
March 19, 2013 10-Year Anniversary of the Iraq War
Sept. 13, 2012 Boswell-McDermott Call on Unspent Soldier Suicide Prevention Funds to be Utilized
Aug. 1, 2012 Time - Soldier Suicides, an Epidemic We Must Defeat
July 18, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
May 18, 2012 McDermott Veterans' Health Amendment Adopted in NDAA FY2013
May 18, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
March 22, 2012 Marking the 9th Anniversary of the Start of the Iraq War -- Hon. Jim McDermott
Nov. 2, 2011 McDermott Statement Honoring Washington State's Nisei Veterans
Sept. 5, 2007 The Killing of Jamie Dean
June 7, 2007 Wartime And Our Soldiers
May 1, 2007 Statement Following Presidential Veto of U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act
Feb. 16, 2007 McDermott Introduces Legislation to Immediately Restore VA Access to the Medical Records of U.S. Soldiers
Feb. 16, 2007 Pentagon Red Tape Keeps Medical Records From Doctors Of The Wounded
Oct. 20, 2006 Press Release - President Signs Legislation Containing Rep. McDermott's DU Study
March 8, 2006 Lofgren Calls for Veterans' Care to Be Included in Iraq Supplemental
July 8, 2004 War Without End
April 27, 2004 The War on Truth
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Veterans
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