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Bicameral Bills Would Improve Testing, Inspection for Lead in Drinking Water and Paint
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a package of five bills to protect families from the threat of lead exposure in their homes and schools.
The legislation would:
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) re-introduced H.R. 2091, the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act, to overhaul current Department of Defense (DoD) policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) along with Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) reintroduced the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bipartisan legislation would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the American women who joined the workforce or volunteered during World War II in recognition of their contributions to the nation and the war effort. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will introduce a companion bill.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Service Military Personnel Subcommittee, issued the following the statement in response to the Department of Defense’s decision to implement the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military servicemembers.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined by Reps. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA), John Katko (R-NY), Susan Davis (D-CA), and Anthony Brown (D-MD) in introducing H.R. 1032, bipartisan legislation protecting the rights of transgender individuals who are qualified and meet standards to join and also serve openly in the armed services. The bill introduction follows on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that allowed the Department of Defense to implement President Trump’s discriminatory ban on open transgender service. Sen.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Wednesday issued the following statement in response to her appointment as Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) today announced the creation of the bipartisan Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus to support life-saving programs to remove ordnance, mines, and other explosive remnants of war left on battlefields around the world. Caucus co-chairs Speier and Valadao are joined by 12 colleagues dedicated to making the Caucus an example of bipartisan cooperation and commonsense efforts that will save lives and bolster America’s commitment to humanitarian assistance and human rights.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who serves on the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee; and Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX); sent a bicameral letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information about President Trump's decision to deploy more than 5,000 active duty military personnel to the southwest border.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and 13 of her colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for a fundamental change to U.S.-Saudi relations in the wake of the murder of US-resident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) sent a letter to U.S. Army leadership today calling for the rapid public release of a study on the Army’s lessons learned from the Iraq War. Then-Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno commissioned the study in 2013. Odierno intended it to be unclassified and released quickly to ensure that the Iraq War was fresh in the minds of the military and that its lessons could be applied to future battles.