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September 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, led the first House Armed Services Committee hearing on domestic violence in the military in over fifteen years. The hearing included survivors of military domestic violence, outside experts, and Department of Defense officials. 

September 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), has led a letter signed by 49 other Democratic Members of Congress to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli asking him to reconsider the new policy change impacting military families and federal employees.

 

September 5, 2019 Letters

September 4, 2019

 

The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli
Acting Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20529


Dear Acting Director Cuccinelli:

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the military budget to fund border wall construction.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and 219 of her colleagues passed the most progressive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the bill’s nearly 60-year history. The House version of the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA includes 61 provisions offered or substantially contributed to by Rep. Speier, including landmark legislation on transgender service, the Feres Doctrine, sexual assault prosecutions, contraception access, and Foreign Military Sales waivers.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) announced the House of Representative’s inclusion of H.R. 2091, Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Rep.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined by 241 of her colleagues, including 10 Republicans, in approving her amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which safeguards the right of all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sex – including sexual orientation or gender identity – to serve openly in the Armed Forces, so long as they meet gender-neutral standards. Rep.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today introduced a resolution demanding that President Trump condemn the murder of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hold culpable individuals accountable for that crime, and condemn violence against journalists worldwide.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), one of the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian issues, released the following statement after the House voted to pass her amendment to designate $40 million to Armenian democracy assistance from the Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia Fund. Rep Speier’s bill passed the House by a vote of 268 to 152. The amendment expresses the House’s support for Armenian democracy and will lead State and USAID to devote additional resources to assist its growth.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee (MILPERS), released the following statement after her amendment was incorporated into the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Recent reports indicating an alarming 127% increase at the military service academies in unwanted sexual contact over a four-year period and decreasing reporting rates of these incidents, from 16% to 12%, show the need for independent prosecutorial review is greater than ever.