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September 26, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Fight against the Islamic State: Risk of collateral damage too high

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, is to be commended for his wise, albeit lonely, vote against $500 million in funding for training rebels to fight the Islamic State [“The messy campaign against the Islamic State,” Opinion, Sept. 19]. I urge him to also vote against any authorization for war, and ask Sens. Murray…


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August 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Continued funding for dialysis facilities

Working to protect patients Congressman Jim McDermott. [Courtesy of the Office of Jim McDermott.] I share Dr. Singh’s concern about the upcoming Medicare payment reductions to dialysis facilities. [“Northwest Voices: Funding for dialysis treatments,” Opinion,, Aug. 26.] The policy was included as part of the January “fiscal cliff” package after Congress learned that the use of…


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