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May 9, 2017 Press Release

SAN MATEO, CA – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, issued the following statement in response to President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.

May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, on Monday sent a letter signed by 24 bipartisan Members of Congress to Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer, urging the Army to hold retired Lieutenant General and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn fully accountable for failing to seek permission prior to his acceptance of payments from foreign agents, as required by federal law and Army regulation.

April 26, 2017 Press Release

**Speier reintroduced legislation to establish health care equity for military women and their dependents**

**Unlike civilians, military women and their dependents do not have access to all forms of FDA-approved contraception with no co-pay under military health insurance**

**Speier’s legislation would provide military women with increased access to all methods of contraception, increase family planning resources, and guarantee access to emergency contraception for sexual assault victims**

April 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, released the following statement on the day of The Armenian Genocide Observance.

“Today, we commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of the systematic slaughter of over 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children; the first genocide of the 20th Century. Individuals and entire families were annihilated, cultural and religious landmarks were destroyed, and atrocities were committed again and again as pleas for help were ignored.

April 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, joined Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1), co-chairs of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, along with Joe Crowley (NY-14), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, Nita Lowey (NY-17), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Bar

April 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Democratic Working Women’s Group will host a hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, to address the ongoing issue of nonconsensual pornography within the United States military. This issue has been most recently highlighted by the Marines United case, but it has long existed in all branches of our armed forces, including in the Marine Corps in 2013.

March 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Service’s Military Personnel Subcommittee, will introduce legislation tomorrow that would close a massive gap in the Uniform Code of Military Justice by prohibiting military service members from sharing intimate images without the consent of the individual(s) depicted. Rep. Speier will introduce the Servicemembers Intimate Privacy Protection Act (SIPPA) following a briefing by Marine Corps leadership on the Marines United scandal and subsequent investigation.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Thursday issued the following statement in light of recent reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings when asked about his meetings with Russian Officials.

February 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) announced today that she will be joined by former senior State Department official Tom Countryman as her guest for the President’s Address to Congress on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Countryman’s distinguished Foreign Service career has spanned over 30 years, including postings in Yugoslavia and Egypt.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Thursday sent a letter to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes calling for Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn to be brought before the Committee for questioning. The letter has been signed by seven of the Congresswoman’s Democratic colleagues on the Intelligence Committee.