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May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) today introduced H.R. 2896, the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act of 2019 (the “SHIELD Act”). This bipartisan legislation seeks to address the exploitation of private, sexually explicit or nude images often referred to as “revenge porn” or “sextortion.” Rep. Speier introduced the very first bill to tackle this harmful and widespread issue in the 114th Congress, as the Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) of 2016.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)  and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) will be joined by Actor and Privacy Rights Advocate Amber Heard and other privacy and victims’ rights advocates for the reintroduction of her federal legislation that targets perpetrators who knowingly share sexually explicit or nude images of someone without their consent, also known as “nonconsensual pornography” or  “revenge porn.” The SHIELD (stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution) Act will hold accountable and deter violators of intimate privacy, from vengeful

April 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with her colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL) introduced H.R. 2422, the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.

April 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan today demanding answers about a disturbing incident she was alerted to by one of her constituents after he was subjected to intensive secondary screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon returning to the country, including a request to search his private electronic devices.

April 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined by 14 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives last week to introduce H.R. 2298, the ROBOCOP (Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones) Act. This bicameral legislation would finally require telephone companies to offer free robocall blocking services to all their customers. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has introduced the companion bill in the U.S. Senate.

April 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) reintroduced H.R. 2048, the Pink Tax Repeal Act, a bipartisan bill with 50 cosponsors. The act will end gender-based discrimination in the pricing of goods and services by allowing the Federal Trade Commission to enforce violations. It also gives State Attorneys General the authority to take civil action on behalf of consumers wronged by discriminatory practices.

April 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 3rd Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) will hold a press conference to reintroduce the Pink Tax Repeal Act, legislation to end gender-based discrimination in the pricing of consumer goods and services. She will be joined by a company that has taken the lead on eliminating the Pink Tax as well as advocates for women’s equality and consumer protection. For those who cannot attend, the press conference will be live-streamed on Rep.

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.