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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.