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April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues and one of two members of Congress with Armenian heritage, released the following statement in recognition of The Armenian Genocide Observance.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to implement his unconstitutional transgender military ban.

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, was joined by Congressmen Mark Takano (CA-41) and James McGovern (MA-2) yesterday in writing a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information related to General John Kelly’s handling of complaints against personnel under his command.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement today in response to the White House’s reckless release of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’s memo despite serious objections and concerns raised by the FBI and Department of Justice.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence responded to the release of HPSCI Chairman Nunes’ memo:

February 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee; and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; today were joined by a bipartisan group of Members in a letter sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information on the Defense Department’s plans to review and mitigate recent disclosures of data by the firm Strava from “smart” devices used by military personnel overseas.

January 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement regarding her vote against the continuing resolution on Monday, the fourth short-term CR proposed since last October.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Thursday issued the following statement regarding her vote against the Republican Continuing Resolution and disaster assistance bills.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) today voted against final passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Susan Davis (CA-53), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today announced the introduction of H.R. 4041, a bipartisan bill to protect transgender members of the U.S. military by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 2016. This legislation is the House companion bill to S.