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Niki Tsongas' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2007
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Ashley, Katina, Molly
Birth Date: 04/26/1946
Birth Place: Chico, CA
Home City: Lowell, MA
Date Title
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
March 18, 2014 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
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
Jan. 29, 2014 Tsongas Statement on the President's State of the Union Address
Nov. 19, 2013 Employment Nondiscrimination Act
Nov. 8, 2013 Congresswoman Tsongas Statement Urging House Vote On ENDA
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 8, 2013 Congresswoman Tsongas's E-Newsletter - Get Involved Every Week
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 28, 2013 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorized with Tsongas Support
Jan. 23, 2013 Statement on Removal of Ban on Women Serving in Combat
Dec. 7, 2012 Congresswoman Tsongas Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Hear Arguments About Same-Sex Marriage
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 16, 2012 Tsongas Statement on Flawed Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization
Feb. 22, 2012 Keating, Tsongas Join NOH8 Campaign for Marriage Equality
Nov. 28, 2011 Tsongas Statement on the Retirement of Massachusetts Fourth District Representative Barney Frank
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 21, 2011 The End of Don't Ask Don't Tell
Dec. 15, 2010 Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 2965, Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Dec. 10, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Stalls in the Senate
Dec. 10, 2010 Congress In Your In-Box from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
May 27, 2010 Tsongas urges repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 14, 2007 Tsongas Applauds Legislature for Defeating Amendment
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Strongly Advocate for Fairness, Equality and Civil Rights and Defend the Rights of All People
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