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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
General Nov. 4, 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 Social Safety Net
May 9, 2014 McDermott Introduces The Medicaid Self-Referral Act of 2014
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
March 14, 2014 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Dec. 12, 2013 McDermott Statement on Budget Compromise
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Sept. 18, 2013 End Hunger Now
June 19, 2013 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Encouraging Work Through the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
June 18, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Kingston, Ranking Member DeLauro, Chairman Latham, Ranking Member Pastor - Programs that Aim to Eliminate Poverty Funding
April 16, 2013 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Better Enforce False Claims Act
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
July 26, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Introduce "No Excuses" Legislation to Spur Job Growth
July 24, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Call for Extension of EITC, CTC and AOTC
May 3, 2012 McDermott Proposes New Federal Program for Child Care Assistance
April 27, 2012 Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act
April 17, 2012 Supporting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
April 4, 2012 McDermott Statement on WA State's Long-Term Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 15, 2011 Welfare Integrity and Data Improvement Act
Nov. 9, 2011 Occupy Wall Street Movement
Nov. 7, 2011 McDermott, New Poverty Measure: "Govt. Programs Make a Difference"
Sept. 21, 2011 Short Term TANF Extension Act
July 15, 2011 Cicilline to Leader Pelosi: Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits
Jan. 5, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
Nov. 18, 2010 Republicans Desert Millions of Unemployed Americans Before the Holidays
Nov. 18, 2010 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act
Nov. 17, 2010 Levin, McDermott Introduce Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter To Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Possible Discrimination Against the Unemployed
Nov. 9, 2010 McDermott Questions Republican Proposal to Reduce Deficit by Eliminating Programs that have Already Expired
Oct. 19, 2010 Politico - Jobless Benefits About to Crash
Oct. 13, 2010 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Sept. 29, 2010 Rep. McDermott Blasts Senate Republicans For Blocking Jobs Program
Sept. 16, 2010 Census Report Underscores Need For Continued Assistance and Job Creation
Aug. 13, 2010 Rep. McDermott Co-sponsors Legislation to Provide Tier 5 of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits
July 22, 2010 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
July 22, 2010 Rep. McDermott Statement on Passage of Unemployment Insurance Extension
July 22, 2010 Social Security
July 21, 2010 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
July 20, 2010 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
July 14, 2010 Extension of Unemployment Insurance
July 1, 2010 Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010
June 29, 2010 Levin, McDermott Introduce Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits
June 29, 2010 Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010
June 17, 2010 Help for the Unemployed
June 15, 2010 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
June 14, 2010 Response to Long-Term Unemployed
May 28, 2010 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
May 5, 2010 Rep. McDermott Responds To GAO Report On Declining Child Care Assistance For Low-Income Families
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