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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Peter King (R-NY), and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), released the following statement yesterday in response to the first U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with her colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL) introduced H.R. 2422, the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s continued failure to acknowledge the Armenia genocide.
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: