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August 14, 2018 Press Release

San Mateo, CA – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to the disturbing results of the DefCon 26 Voting Village, part of an annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas from August 9-12th. Rep. Speier sent a member of her staff to the conference to find out firsthand the extent of the danger Russia and other foreign and domestic adversaries pose to our electoral system.

July 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) today congratulated the military services on their decision to adopt random jury selection in military trials in order to guard against undue influence. During debate in the House Armed Services Committee over the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Rep. Speier introduced an amendment that would have had this effect, though it failed along party lines.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced her support today for passage of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

July 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined Thursday by Representatives John Duncan (R-TN), Jason Lewis (R-MN), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) in introducing H.R. 6296, the Return Expenses Paid and Yielded (REPAY) Act. The REPAY Act seeks to close a loophole in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process that has allowed wealthy nations to avoid reimbursing taxpayers billions of dollars.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) was joined by 18 of her Democratic colleagues today in calling for the immediate end of the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy at our southern border. The Members, including Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) Chair Lois Frankel and Vice Chair Brenda Lawrence, called on President Donald Trump to abandon his cruel, expensive, and ineffectual policy to separate children from parents seeking refuge from unspeakable violence in their home countries.

June 25, 2018 Press Release

Contact:

DC –Tracy Manzer (202) 225-3531 (W) / (202) 538-0641 (C)

tracy.manzer@mail.house.gov 

 

CA - Katrina Rill (650) 342-0300 (W) / (650) 208-7441 (C)

katrina.rill@mail.house.gov

June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D- CA), hosted by Congressmen Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), will be joined by Democratic Women’s Working Group Chair Lois Frankel (D-FL) and 22 other Democratic Members of Congress on Saturday, June 23, at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. The group, which includes many members of the DWWG, will speak to children and parents that have been ripped apart by President Donald Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ cruel new family separation policy.

 

June 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and a bipartisan group of twenty-four Members of the House of Representatives wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green to urge support Armenia’s renewed efforts to build democratic institutions and processes.

May 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) released the following statement following President Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the United States will leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear agreement.