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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Date Title
Sept. 9, 2016 Members Spearhead Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Hiring of Foster Youth
Sept. 7, 2016 Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016
June 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth
May 16, 2016 Congressional Caucus On Foster Youth Introduces Resolution Recognizing May As National Foster Care Month
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
April 12, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert Waterman, U.S. Department of Labor - Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
July 31, 2015 Letter to Assistant Secretary Yudin, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - Clarify Current Law on Dyslexia Resources
July 23, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Notify Same-Sex Couples of Social Security Eligibility
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality
June 26, 2015 McDermott Comments on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
June 22, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Protect Equal Access to Medicaid Providers
June 19, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Israel's Military Detention System
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
May 19, 2015 Reps. Black, Davis, McDermott and Franks Introduce Bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015
May 5, 2015 Foster Youth Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month
Jan. 27, 2015 House Unanimously Passes Bass-Kline Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Link Between Child Sex Trafficking
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, Allan Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Gerry Bettman, Commissioner of the Natural Hockey League, and Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer - Responding to and Preventing Violent Crimes
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty
July 31, 2014 This is a Sad Day in the House of Representatives
July 25, 2014 Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014
July 23, 2014 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014
July 16, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Adoption Crisis in the DRC
June 27, 2014 Reps. Bachmann, Bass, Marino, and McDermott Introduce "Justina's Law"
June 27, 2014 Reps. Bachmann, Bass, Marino, and McDermott Introduce "Justina's Law"
May 30, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking
May 9, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Ensure Foster and Homeless Students Don't Face Discrimination in Charter Schools
May 9, 2014 House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Ensure Foster and Homeless Students Don't Face Discrimination in Charter Schools
April 18, 2014 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo
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
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 24, 2012 Ways and Means Democrats Call for Extension of EITC, CTC and AOTC
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
June 7, 2012 Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act
May 31, 2012 McDermott Joins Congressional Foster Youth Caucus on Bipartisan Education Bill and in Hosting Shadow Day on Capitol Hill
May 3, 2012 McDermott Proposes New Federal Program for Child Care Assistance
April 27, 2012 Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act
Feb. 28, 2012 McDermott Launches Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Jan. 6, 2012 Stark, McDermott Praise New Improvements to IRS Rules to Protect Innocent Spouses
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Poverty
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Child Welfare
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT
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