My thanks to Rep. Jim McDermott (Democrat, serving the Seventh District of Washington State) for his mention of an opinion piece I wrote for The Washington Post.
Congressman McDermott serves on the Subcommittee on Trade and chairs the Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee. As a physician, Rep. McDermott has a particular interest in issue related to health care. In 1987, McDermott served as a Foreign Service medical officer based in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Jim McDermott is a physician, veteran and lawmaker. His years of service, at home and abroad, are much appreciated.