Press Releases

Rep. McDermott Statement on Draft Medicare Program Integrity Bill August 08, 2014
McDermott Statement on Attacks on Medical Facilities, Personnel in the Gaza Strip July 24, 2014
Rep. McDermott's statement on landmark Citigroup - Justice Department settlement July 14, 2014
Rep. McDermott’s Statement on Republican Provisions in Agriculture Appropriations Bill June 12, 2014
Opening Statement of Ranking Member Jim McDermott: Subcommittee Hearing on the Verification of Income and Insurance Information under the ACA June 10, 2014
McDermott Statement on Obama administration's proposal to cut carbon emissions June 02, 2014
McDermott Introduces Bill to Help Forge Clean Energy Solutions May 29, 2014
McDermott Re-Introduces Legislation To Curb Carbon Dioxide Emissions May 29, 2014
McDermott introduces legislation to boost Participation in Care Coordination Programs May 19, 2014
McDermott introduces The Medicaid Self-Referral Act of 2014 May 19, 2014
House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Ensure Foster and Homeless Students Don’t Face Discrimination in Charter Schools May 09, 2014
Opening Statement of Ranking Member Jim McDermott: Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Fraud April 30, 2014
Congressman McDermott's statement on the Department of Education's denial of WA State's ESEA Waiver April 25, 2014
McDermott commends the FTC for exploring Health Care Competition and urges further exploration of health industry consolidation April 22, 2014
McDermott’s Statement on yesterday’s tragic Fort Hood Shooting April 03, 2014
Congressman McDermott's statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act March 24, 2014
Congressman Jim McDermott calls on HHS to fix Medicare Appeal Backlog March 19, 2014
McDermott introduces legislation to help American ports thrive in the 21st Century economy. February 27, 2014
McDermott seeks to craft new strategy for restoring endangered salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. February 27, 2014
McDermott says, “Give Americans a Raise” February 27, 2014
McDermott Statement on the 2014 FARM Bill January 29, 2014
Rep. McDermott Statement on the State of the Union January 28, 2014
Washington House Delegation Announces Friendly Super Bowl Wager with Colorado Colleagues January 27, 2014
Washington Democrats and Nancy Pelosi Announce Friendly Wager on NFC Championship January 16, 2014
McDermott Introduces Bills to Improve the Affordable Care Act January 09, 2014
Rep. Jim McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, December 20-January 3 December 20, 2013
Washington Democrats Ask for State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Extension December 19, 2013
McDermott Statement on Administration Announcements December 17, 2013
New Washington County-By-County Report Shows the Harm of Not Extending Unemployment Insurance December 16, 2013
McDermott Statement on Budget Compromise December 13, 2013
McDermott to Attend Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service in Johannesburg, South Africa December 09, 2013
McDermott Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela December 06, 2013
Opening Statement for Health Subcommittee December 04, 2013
McDermott Introduces Bills to Help Veterans and Their Families Attain Educational Assistance November 19, 2013
McDermott: I Stand By Washington State and the Affordable Care Act November 15, 2013
McDermott: I Stand By Washington State and the Affordable Care Act (2) November 15, 2013
Rep. Jim McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, November 1-11 November 01, 2013
HHS to McDermott: Qualified Health Plans Are Not Federal Health Care Programs October 31, 2013
McDermott, Engel, and Ten Senators and Representatives Send Amicus Brief to Support Transparency Around Conflict Minerals October 31, 2013
McDermott Statement at the Ways and Means Hearing on ACA Implementation October 29, 2013
McDermott Statement on the Passing of Speaker Tom Foley October 18, 2013
McDermott Signs Petition to Reopen the Government, Calls on Republicans to Sign On October 12, 2013
Washington Democrats: Shutdown Can End Today if GOP Leadership Allows a Vote on a Clean Budget Bill October 06, 2013
McDermott Praises Opening of ACA Exchanges October 01, 2013
McDermott and 5 Members of the WA Delegation ask U.S. Trade Representative to Help Resolve Dispute October 01, 2013
McDermott to House GOP: You Ought to Be Ashamed October 01, 2013
McDermott on 37th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment September 30, 2013
McDermott Calls for Investigation on Behalf of Afghan Interpreter September 26, 2013
McDermott Congratulates AmeriCorps on Their 20th Anniversary September 20, 2013
McDermott Speaks on American Military Action in Syria August 30, 2013
McDermott Calls for Study on Hospital Consolidation August 15, 2013
McDermott Calls for Changes to Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol August 13, 2013
McDermott to FCC: Don’t Let Internet Access Be Used as Bargaining Chip August 07, 2013
McDermott to House Leadership: Put Diplomacy First August 01, 2013
New Information Reveals Washington State is Leading Beneficiary of ACA Rebates July 18, 2013
McDermott Statement at 2nd Health Subcommittee Hearing on the Delay of the Employer Mandate July 17, 2013
McDermott Reintroduces Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act July 01, 2013
McDermott Calls on IRS to Update Safe Harbor Guidelines for Health Care Facilities to Better Implement Affordable Care Act July 01, 2013
McDermott Introduces the Accuracy in Medicare Physician Payment Act of 2013 to Reform Physician Pay June 27, 2013
McDermott Applauds the State Department’s Decision to End Offensive “Faces of Global Terrorism” Ads in Seattle June 26, 2013
McDermott, Blumenauer Re-Introduce Tax Parity Bill for LGBT Families June 25, 2013
McDermott Urges FBI to Reconsider Offensive “Faces of Global Terrorism” Ad Campaign June 20, 2013
McDermott Re-Introduces Coal Tax to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Transporting Coal June 18, 2013
Boxer, McDermott Introduce Bill Blocking Congressional Pay if Lawmakers Fail to Raise Debt Ceiling June 12, 2013
McDermott Statement at Hearing with Organizations Singled Out by the IRS June 04, 2013
McDermott to Host Briefing on Strategic Options for Iran June 04, 2013
McDermott, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host Forum on Child Welfare May 29, 2013
McDermott Responds to Bridge Collapse May 24, 2013
McDermott, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth to Host Foster Youth Listening Tour in Seattle May 24, 2013
McDermott Reintroduces Medical Neutrality Protection Act May 20, 2013
McDermott Statement at Ways and Means Committee's IRS Hearing May 17, 2013
Representatives McDermott and Jones Call for a Commission on Veterans May 08, 2013
Bipartisan Coalition and Veterans Advocates Call for a Presidential Commission to Address Veterans’ Issues May 02, 2013
McDermott to Speak on Veterans Issues at Talk of the Hill Forum May 02, 2013
Representative McDermott Urges CMS to Review Regulations so Prosecutors May Better Enforce False Claims Act April 16, 2013
McDermott to Introduce Bill to Allow Physician/Hospital Collaboration in an Effort to Decrease Health Care Costs April 11, 2013
Rep. Jim McDermott: Don’t Balance the Federal Budget on the Backs of Our Seniors April 10, 2013
Rep. Jim McDermott: Don’t Balance the Federal Budget on the Backs of Our Seniors April 10, 2013
Rep. McDermott: Mitch McConnell is What’s Wrong with Washington, DC March 29, 2013
Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs McDermott and Marino Ask HHS to Reconsider Home Hemodialysis Training Payments March 27, 2013
Representative McDermott Calls for a Commission on Veterans’ Care March 21, 2013
Representative McDermott Gives Statement on the Anniversary of the Iraq War and Calls for a Commission on Veterans Care March 19, 2013
Important White House Tours Update March 05, 2013
Representative Jim McDermott Calls for an End to the Sequester February 27, 2013
Representative McDermott Asks for a Comprehensive Look at the Unintended Consequences of Medicare Benefit Reform February 26, 2013
McDermott Bill Protects the National Institutes of Health from Budget Sequester February 14, 2013
McDermott Statement on the State of the Union February 12, 2013
McDermott-led Coalition Succeeds, Wing Luke Museum Designated an NPS Affiliate Site February 07, 2013
McDermott Statement on the Peace Corps’ Announcement of the 2013 Top Colleges February 05, 2013
McDermott Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect the National Institutes of Health from Budget Sequester February 05, 2013
McDermott Invites Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Dino Djalal to meet with Washington State Trade Community February 01, 2013
McDermott, Hastings, and Reichert Work to Support Washington Growers January 10, 2013
McDermott Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote January 01, 2013
Levin and McDermott Statements on Labor Department’s Report on Bahrain Failure to Meet Free Trade Obligations December 20, 2012
Congressman McDermott Stands Firm Against Proposed Social Security Cut December 19, 2012
Members of WA Delegation Applaud Release of Washington Military Alliance Report December 18, 2012
McDermott/Reichert Introduce Bipartisan Bill to End Outdated Tax Penalty December 18, 2012
Merkley & McDermott Lead OR & WA Coalition, Call for Port Dispute Resolution December 07, 2012
Reichert, McDermott and Hastings Advocate for Washington Growers October 31, 2012
McDermott Continues Fight To Protect International Health Care Workers October 18, 2012
McDermott Leads Bipartisan Effort for Tax Fairness September 26, 2012
McDermott Introduces Bill to Address Nation’s Shortage of Primary Care Doctors September 13, 2012
McDermott and Boswell Call for Unspent Soldier Suicide Prevention Funds to be Utilized September 13, 2012
Durbin and McDermott Statement on Final SEC Conflict Minerals Rule August 22, 2012
McDermott Bill: Addresses Climate Change, Protects Consumers & Reduces Deficit August 02, 2012
McDermott Bill: Protecting Taxpayers from Coal Transportation July 25, 2012
McDermott Increases Pentagon’s Budget to Prevent Soldier Suicides July 19, 2012
McDermott Receives Civil Rights Award from JACL July 07, 2012
McDermott Statement on Washington’s NCLB Waiver July 06, 2012
McDermott-led Coalition Calls on Coast Guard to Clarify Plans for Tsunami Debris June 29, 2012
McDermott Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law June 28, 2012
McDermott and Ways & Means Democrats Introduce Bills to Extend Wind Energy Tax Credit, Provide Hiring Tax Credit June 27, 2012
McDermott Resolution and Statement Commemorating the Fight Against Polio June 26, 2012
McDermott Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on AZ Immigration Law June 25, 2012
McDermott-led Coalition Succeeds, Wing Luke Museum One Step Closer To Being Designated an NPS Affiliate Site June 21, 2012
McDermott and Ways & Means Democratic Members Introduce ‘Invest In America Now’ Act June 20, 2012
McDermott Joins Congressional Foster Youth Caucus on Bipartisan Education Bill and in Hosting Shadow Day on Capitol Hill May 31, 2012
McDermott Veterans’ Health Amendment Adopted in NDAA FY2013 May 18, 2012
McDermott’s Statement on Indefinite Detention Provisions and NDAA FY2013 May 18, 2012
McDermott & Reichert Introduce Export Promotion Bill May 17, 2012
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event in White Center, May 19 May 17, 2012
McDermott's Opposition to Unjustified and Unlawful Domestic Intelligence Gathering May 15, 2012
McDermott's Statement on Obama Supporting Marriage Equality May 09, 2012
McDermott-led Coalition Calls for Wing Luke Museum to be Designated Historical Site May 08, 2012
McDermott Asks Social Security Administration to Keep Seattle Field Offices Open May 07, 2012
McDermott to Propose Practical Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank May 04, 2012
McDermott Proposes New Federal Program for Child Care Assistance May 03, 2012
McDermott’s Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May 01, 2012
McDermott's Statement on Presidential Medal of Freedom Awarded to Gordon Hirabayashi and Dr. William Foege April 27, 2012
McDermott Recognizes World Immunization Week April 26, 2012
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, April 20-23 April 20, 2012
McDermott Tax Bill: Provides Needed Relief to Businesses April 17, 2012
McDermott’s Statement on Murder of Bangladeshi Labor Leader April 12, 2012
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, April 11-15 April 11, 2012
McDermott Statement on WA State’s Long-Term Unemployment Insurance April 04, 2012
McDermott Bill: Helps Small Businesses Provide Health Coverage to Employees March 29, 2012
McDermott, Larson and Berkley Introduce the “Homeowners Tax Fairness Act” March 28, 2012
McDermott Introduces “Justice for Wards Cove Workers Act” March 28, 2012
McDermott Urges House Leaders to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank March 26, 2012
Health Care Law’s 2nd Anniversary, Washington State Residents Already Benefiting March 23, 2012
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (March 15-18) March 15, 2012
Levin, McDermott Applaud U.S. Appellate Body Win in Aircraft Dispute March 12, 2012
Levin, McDermott: Statements on Passage of Countervailing Duty Legislation March 06, 2012
McDermott to Hold Lake Forest Park Coffee Event, March 3 March 02, 2012
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, March 2-4 March 02, 2012
McDermott Statement on Retirement of Congressman Norm Dicks March 02, 2012
McDermott Statement Recognizing Women’s History Month March 01, 2012
McDermott Introduces Misclassification Bill, Protects Workers & Helps Businesses March 01, 2012
McDermott Launches Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth February 28, 2012
McDermott Statement on President Obama’s Boeing Event and the Export-Import Bank February 17, 2012
McDermott Bill: Restores Gun Ban in National Parks February 16, 2012
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event on Vashon Island, Feb. 4 February 03, 2012
McDermott Fights for Improving the Port of Seattle's Infrastructure February 01, 2012
McDermott to DoD Secretary Panetta: “Create an Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group” January 31, 2012
McDermott Seattle Times Op-ed: Citizens United, Corporate Spending, and U.S. Elections January 30, 2012
Seattle Times Article: "Federal Act Will Help Washington State Keep Children Safe, Families Together" January 27, 2012
Facebook Post: McDermott Statement on the 39th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision January 23, 2012
Facebook Post: McDermott Statement on the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) January 17, 2012
McDermott Statement on Justice Department’s Findings about the Seattle Police Department December 16, 2011
McDermott Statement on End of U.S. Military Operations in Iraq December 16, 2011
McDermott Statement on Defense Bill’s Indefinite Detention Provision December 09, 2011
McDermott Fights to Extend Tax Fairness for Washington Residents December 09, 2011
McDermott Statement on Malaria Vaccine, Seattle’s Involvement & Time Magazine’s Designation December 08, 2011
McDermott: "GAO Report Confirms Serious Foster Care Problem" December 01, 2011
McDermott Statement on Boeing 737 MAX Announcement November 30, 2011
Letter to Obama: Restore the Pacific NW Salmon Populations November 30, 2011
Wall Street Journal Article: "Good News for Gift Givers" November 29, 2011
McDermott: Seawall Analysis will Include Economic Impact of Seismic Risks November 18, 2011
McDermott Bill: “Making the Estate Tax Fair and Equitable Again” November 17, 2011
McDermott, New Poverty Measure: "Govt. Programs Make a Difference" November 07, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (November 5-6) November 04, 2011
McDermott Statement Honoring Washington State's Nisei Veterans November 02, 2011
McDermott to Hold Ballard Neighborhood Coffee Event, October 29 October 28, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (October 28-31) October 28, 2011
McDermott Statement on Seattle Paid Sick Leave and "The Healthy Families Act" October 27, 2011
McDermott to Host A Congo Conflict Awareness Event in Seattle, October 22 October 14, 2011
Congressman McDermott asks Medicare to Protect Dialysis Patients October 14, 2011
Facebook Post: McDermott Responds to Republicans' Attacks on Women's Reproductive Rights October 13, 2011
Facebook Post: McDermott Statement on Sierra Club's Congressional Report Card October 12, 2011
Facebook Post: McDermott Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War October 07, 2011
McDermott’s “Angel in Adoption” Selection, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew October 05, 2011
McDermott Responds to Senate Hold on Bipartisan Refugee Bill October 05, 2011
McDermott to Hold Live Online Video Town Hall Meeting (Oct. 5) October 04, 2011
Obama Signs Child Welfare Law Today, Includes McDermott Provisions September 30, 2011
Bipartisan Tax Bill: Allows Homeless Youth to be Full-Time Students & Live in Low-Income Housing September 26, 2011
McDermott: “One Year In, Health Care Law Working” September 23, 2011
McDermott Bill: Grants Federal Recognition to Duwamish Tribe September 22, 2011
McDermott Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" September 20, 2011
McDermott IRS Letter: Time to Simplify Tax Law for Same-Sex Couples and Domestic Partners September 19, 2011
Bipartisan McDermott/Ros-Lehtinen Refugee Bill Garners Strong Support September 14, 2011
McDermott’s Child Welfare Proposal One Step Closer to Passage September 14, 2011
McDermott's Statement on CMS Lawsuit August 08, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, August 6-7 August 05, 2011
McDermott Bill: Assists Disabled and Elderly Refugees August 04, 2011
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event, August 13 August 04, 2011
McDermott/Cohen Bill: Helps Struggling Families Keep Their Homes August 01, 2011
McDermott: "People of Washington State Shouldn't Stand for Republicans Being Reckless" July 29, 2011
McDermott’s Weekend Schedule (July 30-31) July 29, 2011
McDermott & Stark Laud IRS for Correcting Innocent Spouse Rule July 25, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle, July 23-24 July 22, 2011
McDermott to Hold Central District Neighborhood Coffee Event, July 23 July 22, 2011
McDermott’s Weekend Schedule in Seattle (July 16-17) July 15, 2011
McDermott: “Older Americans Act, 46 Years of Helping Seniors and Counting” July 14, 2011
McDermott: “We’re Fighting A War With No End In Sight” July 13, 2011
McDermott to Hold Coffee Event in the Central District (July 23) July 13, 2011
McDermott Trade Bill: “Critical for U.S. and African Jobs” July 11, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (July 9-10) July 08, 2011
McDermott’s Updated Public Schedule in Seattle (June 28-July 5) June 28, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (June 28-July 4) June 28, 2011
McDermott's Weekend Schedule in Seattle (June 25-26) June 24, 2011
McDermott Bill: “Establishes U.S.-Philippine Trade Relationship” June 24, 2011
Bipartisan Letter Urges Renewable Energy Incentives for Non-Profits June 23, 2011
McDermott/Young Bill: Helps Fisherman Retire With More Money June 20, 2011
McDermott’s Weekend Schedule in Seattle (June 18-19) June 17, 2011
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event in Belltown (June 18) June 17, 2011
McDermott: "Republicans Clear on Medicare Since 1964" June 15, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (June 4-5) June 03, 2011
McDermott Bill: “Ends Unfair Tax Treatment of Employees” June 03, 2011
McDermott Bill: “Bipartisan Child Welfare Bill Passes House” June 02, 2011
McDermott’s Memorial Day Schedule in Seattle (May 30) May 29, 2011
McDermott, Sanders Unveil Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All Legislation May 11, 2011
McDermott's Public Schedule in Seattle (May 7) May 07, 2011
McDermott: “Republicans Focused On Their Regular Whipping Boy: Unions” May 05, 2011
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event in Capitol Hill (May 7) May 05, 2011
McDermott’s Statement Regarding Osama bin Laden May 02, 2011
McDermott's Public Schedule in Seattle (April 20-24) April 20, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (April 16-18) April 15, 2011
McDermott Bill: Americans Get a Tax Receipt April 15, 2011
McDermott: Republicans' Culture War on Women (Video) April 08, 2011
McDermott’s Weekend Public Schedule (April 9-10) April 08, 2011
Government Shutdown: Information and Resources April 07, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (April 2-3) April 01, 2011
McDermott Bill: “Family Doctor for Every Family” March 30, 2011
McDermott: "Ending Poverty in America" March 29, 2011
McDermott to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Event Tomorrow (March 26) March 25, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (March 22-27) March 21, 2011
McDermott & Inslee to Celebrate Anniversary of Health Care Law at Press Event (March 23) March 21, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (March 18-21) March 18, 2011
McDermott Responds to Judge's Ruling on Wisconsin Union-Busting Law March 18, 2011
McDermott: “House Republicans Need A Wake-Up Call... I'm Here To Help” March 16, 2011
Crisis in Japan: Information and Resources March 15, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (March 12-13) March 11, 2011
McDermott Responds to Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan March 11, 2011
McDermott: "Gary Locke Nomination Good for WA State" March 08, 2011
McDermott’s Public Schedule in Seattle (March 4-7) March 04, 2011
McDermott Statement on EADS’ Decision to Not Appeal March 04, 2011
Rep. McDermott Statement on Tanker Contract February 24, 2011
Rep. McDermott Statement on Violence in Libya February 23, 2011
Rep. McDermott: "U.S. Foreign Aid to Egypt Should Reflect New Reality" February 11, 2011
McDermott: "Republicans Have Always Hated Medicare" February 10, 2011
Republican Infighting Could Set Back Vital Worker Retraining Program February 09, 2011
McDermott: "Freedom Does Not Have To Be Compromised To Defend Liberty" February 08, 2011
McDermott & Colleagues Call For Congressional Action On Egyptian Crisis February 07, 2011
McDermott, Ellison, & McGovern to Egyptian Govt: “HALT VIOLENCE” January 28, 2011
Rep. McDermott Elected Ranking Member of the Trade Subcommittee January 19, 2011