Representative Beto O'Rourke's Public Statements

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Full Name: Beto O'Rourke
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 3 Children
Birth Date: 09/26/1972
Birth Place: El Paso, TX
Home City: El Paso, TX
Religion: Catholic
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Issue Position: Veterans' Affairs Issue Position: Immigration Reform Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy Issue Position: The Environment Issue Position: Fort Bliss 7/31/14 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5230, Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5272, Prohibitions Relating to Deferred Action for Aliens; and Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014; and For Other Purposes 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 7/16/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC 7/13/14 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Executive Power 7/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action 7/01/14 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary Department of Homeland Security - Indefinite Detention of Immigrants 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/25/14 Ask Veterans Act 6/24/14 Titus, Takano, O'Rourke Introduce the Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act 6/20/14 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions 6/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy 6/12/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei 6/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs 6/10/14 Letter to Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Administration Administrator- DHS Role in Addressing Influx of Unaccompanied Children Entering the U.S. 5/29/14 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/27/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns 5/14/14 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman- Demanding-Net-Neutrality 4/10/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program 4/09/14 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act 4/01/14 Congressman Filemon Vela and Congressman Beto O'Rourke Visit Atlanta with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Walter Bastian to Highlight Importance of Trade with Mexico 3/31/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota 3/31/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act 3/31/14 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee 3/28/14 The Huffington Post - Repairing Democracy 3/27/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act 3/26/14 Border Security 3/26/14 Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Rep. Steve Pearce Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Civil Rights of Border Residents, Restore Accountability at CBP and Ensure the Safety of Front-Line Officers and Agents 3/20/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence 3/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination 3/17/14 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs 3/12/14 Money in Politics 3/06/14 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process 3/06/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind 3/05/14 Letter to Janet Yellen, Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Thomas Curry of the Comptroller of the Currency, Martin Gruenberg, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Deborah Matz, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration - Banking Access for Marijuana Businesses 2/21/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Predatory Lenders 2/20/14 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 2/19/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reschedule Marijuana 2/12/14 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Immigration Detention Requirement 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran 1/28/14 Voted "No" on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) 1/24/14 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior - Conserve National Treasures Using Antiquities Act