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Mel Watt's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Eulada; 2 Children: Brian, Jason
Birth Date: 08/26/1945
Birth Place: Charlotte, North Carolina
Home City: Charlotte, NC
Religion: Presbyterian - Christian
Date Title
Issue Position: Voting Rights
June 25, 2013 Congressman Watt's Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision on the Voting
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Oct. 27, 2011 Congressman Watt Announces His Co-Sponsorship of the Stop Online Piracy Act (HR 3261)
Aug. 13, 2011 Justice Department Walks a Line on Political Redistricting
July 5, 2011 Congressman Watt's Statement on the Recently Released Congressional Redistricting Map Proposed by the State House and Senate Republicans
Sept. 10, 2010 Congressman Watt's Statement on the Dismissal of Alleged Ethics Violations Against Him
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 26, 2008 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part III
April 15, 2008 Commemorating the Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
Feb. 14, 2008 Hearing on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel
Sept. 25, 2007 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Oversight Hearing on the Employment Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Sept. 7, 2007 Patent Reform Act of 2007
July 13, 2006 Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act of Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
July 12, 2006 Renew Voting Rights Act
June 21, 2006 Watt Comments on Withdrawal of Voting Rights Act
May 2, 2006 CBC's Watt, Conyers, Lewis and Obama Join Bipartisan, Bicamerca Group to Announce the Introduction of Legislation to Extend the Voting Rights Act
Feb. 28, 2006 Honoring Black History Month
Jan. 31, 2006 Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Dec. 19, 2005 Letter to Chairman James F. Sensenbrenner, House Committee on the Judiciary - President's NSA Surveillance Orders
Dec. 14, 2005 Congressman Watt Opposes Patriot Act Extension
Oct. 27, 2005 Pelosi, Colleagues Seek to Protect Voting Rights of Gulf Coast Citizens Affected by Hurricanes
Oct. 26, 2005 Remembering Rosa Parks
Sept. 2, 2005 CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight - Transcript
March 20, 2005 For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo
Feb. 15, 2005 Recognizing Contributions of "Greensboro Four" to the Civil Rights Movement
Jan. 6, 2005 Counting Electoral Votes--Joint Session of the House and Senate Held Pursuant to the Provisions of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1
Oct. 15, 2004 Nadler to Ashcroft: Justice Department Must Investigate GOP Group's Purging of Voter Registration Forms of Democrats
Sept. 15, 2004 Americans Need the Right to Vote
June 2, 2004 Constitutional Amendment Regarding Appointment of Individuals to Fill Vacancies in House of Representatives
March 2, 2004 The Reauthorization of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Voting Rights
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Homeland Security
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