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Health care reform bill continues to be shaped in Washington
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-MD, backed by other Members of Congress and health care professionals, speaks during a news conference calling for Congress to pass a health care reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James Adelbert "Jim" McDermott (born December 28, 1936) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district, serving since 1989. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

The District includes most of Seattle and Vashon Island, and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Tukwila, SeaTac, and Burien.

He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He has consistently received strong support from his district, taking 84% of the popular vote in 2008, easily winning against Republican challenger Steve Beren.

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