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June 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement in response to disability attorney Eric Conn’s guilty plea in federal court. Conn pleaded Tuesday to conspiring to defraud the Social Security Administration (SSA) of more than $550 million by misrepresenting evidence in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

May 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement today in light of the FBI’s warning that hundreds of thousands of home and small office routers and other networked devices have been compromised worldwide in a Russian malware attack. The malware is able to collect information, block network traffic, and exploit devices, all unbeknownst to the computer owner.

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) today introduced the ROBOCOP (Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones) Act, a bill that would require phone companies to provide customers with free tools to block robocalls. The National Do Not Call Registry has failed to protect consumers from law-breakers and overseas scammers – resulting in over $350 million lost to phone scams each year. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

April 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and 27 of her colleagues marked Equal Pay Day with the introduction of H.R. 5464, the Pink Tax Repeal Act to finally end gender-based discrimination in the pricing of goods and services. The act allows the Federal Trade Commission to enforce violations and gives State Attorneys General the authority to take civil action on behalf of consumers wronged by discriminatory practices.

December 14, 2017 Press Release

If you hate cable, you’re going to really hate the FCC’s repeal of our net neutrality rules. Overwhelmingly, the public has called for the preservation of Title II net neutrality rules, and the FCC should heed those calls. Today’s short-sighted decision will allow big corporations to charge you, or the content provider, more to view material online, and will severely undermine the ability of small businesses to compete in the digital sphere.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC — As cities across the country have seen a sharp increase in the number of tragic bus accidents, and driver related issues are a major contributor to these accidents, U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) today introduced the Driver Fatigue Prevention Act to address the problems associated with driver fatigue. As it stands now, bus drivers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions, which cover the majority of America workers. This legislation would extend these overtime provisions to intercity bus drivers. U.S.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday issued the following statement after voting no on S.J. Res 34, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of the October 2016 Federal Communications Commission (FFC) rule to protect Americans’ personal information, internet browsing history, and other private data.

January 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today hosted a breakfast reception at the U.S. Capitol mobilizing hundreds of women, many of whom are from California’s 14th Congressional District, in the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2017 and to make women’s rights a priority in the 115th Congress.