Jackie Speier (pronounced SPEAR)
represents California’s 14th Congressional
District, which stretches from the southern
portion of San Francisco through San Mateo
County to East Palo Alto. She is a recognized
champion of women’s rights, privacy, and
consumer safety—as well as an avowed
opponent of government inefficiency and
waste. In 2012, she was named to
Newsweek’s list of 150 "Fearless
Women" in the world.
The METOO Congress Act
H.R. 4396, The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act, or the ME TOO Congress Act, will require more transparency, overhaul the flawed complaint process, and provide better support for victims and whistleblowers. This bipartisan bill – introduced with Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) – will require mandatory annual training for Members and staff, implement climate surveys to show the true scope of this problem, afford interns and fellows access to the same resources and protections as full-time staff, end forced mediation, and overhaul the process by which Congressional staffers report sexual harassment. Companion legislation has been introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in the U.S. Senate.
To find out whether your congressional representative is a cosponsor of the ME TOO Congress Act, please click here.