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Jim McDermott's Public Statements

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
Sept. 26, 2013 Suicide Prevention Month
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Clean Increase in Debt Ceiling
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Sept. 19, 2013 The Fairness for Beneficiaries Act of 2013
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
Sept. 19, 2013 Letter to Democratic Caucus - Defunding ACA Would Wreak Havoc on Medicare, Other Health Programs
Sept. 18, 2013 End Hunger Now
Sept. 4, 2013 MSNBC - "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Syria
Aug. 31, 2013 The Wall Street Journal - Unlikely Allies in Congress Question Obama Over Syria
Aug. 30, 2013 McDermott Speaks on American Military Action in Syria
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on 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 Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman of Federal Communications Commission - Don't Let Internet Be Used as Bargaining Chip
Aug. 7, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Focus on Defeating Kony, LRA
Aug. 2, 2013 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 2, 2013 The Taxpayer Receipt Act of 2013
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to House Leadership - Put Diplomacy First
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 31, 2013 Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013
July 29, 2013 Letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Representative Jack Kingston, Representative Nita Lowey, and Representative Rosa DeLauro - Meals on Wheels
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
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 17, 2013 Authority for Mandate Delay Act
July 16, 2013 Reps. Lee, Ros-Lehtinen, and McDermott Re-Launch Bicameral, Bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
July 10, 2013 Politico - GOP Keeps Hitting on Mandate Delay to Call Out Law in "Disarray'
July 10, 2013 NPR - GOP Says, Why Not Delay That Health Care Law, Like, Forever?
July 9, 2013 US News - America's Creeping Militarization of Africa
July 9, 2013 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate - National Labor Relations Board Nominees
July 8, 2013 Letter to Congress - Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act
July 7, 2013 Politico - It's Time to Hit Reset on Iran: Engage Hassan Rouhani
July 1, 2013 Letter to Mr. Mark Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy of Department of Treasury - Payments Under Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2013 Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act
June 28, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House - Tax Exempt Municipal Bonds
June 27, 2013 McDermott Introduces the Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act of 2013 to Reform Physician Pay
June 27, 2013 Letter to Rep. Dave Camp - Ways and Means Democrats Call for Hearing with Treasury Inspector General
June 26, 2013 McDermott Applauds the State Department's Decision to End Offensive "Faces of Global Terrorism" Ads in Seattle
June 25, 2013 McDermott, Blumenauer Re-Introduce Tax Parity Bill for LGBT Families
June 20, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Address Trade and Investment Issues at the U.S. India Strategic Dialogue
June 20, 2013 Hearing of the House Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee - 2013 Medicare Trustees Report
June 19, 2013 Reintroducing Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act
June 19, 2013 McDermott Urges FBI to Reconsider Offensive "Faces of Global Terrorism" Ad Campaign
June 19, 2013 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Encouraging Work Through the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
June 19, 2013 McDermott Statement on GAO Affordable Care Act Implementation Reports
June 18, 2013 McDermott Re-Introduces Coal Tax to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Transporting Coal
June 18, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - India Intellectual Property
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