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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.
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.
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.