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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Alma S. Adams (D-NC) reintroduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) on Campus Sexual Violence Act, a bipartisan bill with 32 cosponsors. The Act will strengthen prevention efforts and the enforcement of laws to eradicate the epidemic of campus sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, June 20th, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Alma Adams (D-NC) will hold a press conference to reintroduce the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act ahead of the 47th Anniversary of Title IX on June 23. This bipartisan legislation would strengthen prevention efforts and the enforcement of laws to eradicate campus sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable.

April 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) were joined by 27 of their colleagues today to introduce a bipartisan congressional resolution recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

January 31, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense’s new report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at our Military Service Academies.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 77 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX).

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced H.R. 6464, the bipartisan Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act to strengthen prevention and enforcement efforts to combat campus sexual violence.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today released the following statement after the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its plan to tighten restrictions on federal grants to help eliminate the promotion and protection of sexual harassers and predators in academia. The steps taken by the NSF mirror those outlined in Rep. Speier’s bill, H.R.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier, Patrick Meehan, Annie Kuster, and David Joyce, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, will host a Task Force Roundtable on Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses. This hearing-style roundtable will take place at 11:00am on Thursday, October 26 in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 340.

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October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) was joined today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Women’s Working Group Chair Lois Frankel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott, and other Democratic Members of Congress to unveil her new bill to codify Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors. The introduction of H.R.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Following the egregious decision by the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to rescind the Department’s 2011guidance which clarified schools’ responsibilities under Title IX to protect students against sexual violence, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group are introducing the Title IX Protection Act. The bill, authored by Rep.