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Speier, McNerny Bill Designates 1.4 Million Acres of Federal Land Between Yosemite and Kings Canyon the Range of Light National Monument

Washington, DC, December 16, 2022 – Yesterday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced the Range of Light National Monument Act to designate 1.4 million acres of federal land between Yosemite and Kings Canyon in California’s Sierra Nevada as the Range of Light National Monument to protect the environmental and ecological stability of these […]

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Democratic Women’s Caucus Leadership Urges White House to Defend Afghan Girls’ Access to Education

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to take action against the Taliban for restricting girls’ access to secondary school, despite […]

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Rep Speier Blasts Trump Admin Final Title IX Rule as Open Invitation for Perpetrators to Get Away with Assault

Washington, DC, May 6, 2020 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration releasing a Final Rule undermining Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The changes are widely expected to bolster the rights of those accused of sexual violence and to […]

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Reps Speier and Matsui Introduce Bill to Crackdown on Cruise Lines’ Tax Evasion, Environmental, and Labor Violations

Washington, DC, April 27, 2020 – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Doris Matsui (CA-06) on Friday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives limiting federal assistance for cruise industry companies that fail to undertake significant tax, environmental, medical, and labor reforms. The Cruise Reform and Uniform Industry Standards Evoke (CRUISE) Integrity Act would address the industry’s abysmal history […]

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Rep. Speier Leads Letter Calling into Question Discrepancies With Dispersal of PPP to States, Demands Greater Oversight

Washington, DC April 23, 2020 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), sent a letter today to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Administrator Jovita Carranza of the Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting additional information on the dispersal of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. The April 16 SBA report on PPP loan dispersal raised questions over how funds were […]

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Rep Speier’s Bill to Facilitate Ratification of the ERA

Washington, D.C. Feb. 13, 2020 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s (D-CA) H.J.Res.79 on a bipartisan vote of 232 to 183 to facilitate timely ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. Rep. Speier is the House sponsor of the joint resolution to remove the deadline to ratify the ERA, […]

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Representatives Speier, Reed, Maloney and Fitzpatrick Call on Archivist to Certify the ERA and for Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Arbitrary Deadline for Ratification

Washington, DC January 27, 2020 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) released the following joint statement in response to Virginia’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the recent opinion by the Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

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House Democrats Ask for Epstein Investigation from Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees

Washington, DC, Aug. 27, 2019 – Today, under a Democratic Women’s Caucus-led letter, House Democrats requested that the House Oversight and Reform and Judiciary Committees investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 sweetheart plea deal and recent suicide. Jeffrey Epstein, a well-known billionaire with deep political connections, was accused of molesting and trafficking dozens […]

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Rep. Speier Calls for Oversight Investigation Into Epstein Plea Deal

San Mateo, CA, Aug. 10, 2019 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and Member of the House Oversight Committee issued the following statement today in light of Jeffrey Epstein’s reported suicide. “Jeffrey Epstein was a serial child molester who evaded accountability because he was rich, powerful, and well-connected. His suicide […]

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Jackie Speier: Trump blames the internet, video games, and mental illness for mass shootings

Washington, DC, Aug. 5, 2019  – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation in the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Speaking to the nation today, the President failed to denounce […]

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Rep. Speier Calls for Immediate Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Misuse of Congressional Funds

Washington, DC November 21, 2017 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) issued the following statement in response to reports that Congressman John Conyers (MI-13) settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not submit to sexual advances, and several other former staff members who have […]

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