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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.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Service’s Military Personnel Subcommittee, on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the resignation of Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor.

February 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday issued the following statement in response to her appointment as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday nominated former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates for the prestigious Profiles in Courage Award. The award was established by President John F. Kennedy to recognize the courage of government officials who have risked their careers by standing up for the public good, even in the face of powerful interest groups and political pressure.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Monday announced she is co-sponsoring legislation to halt President Trump’s Executive Order, which effectively bans Muslims from entering the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The Statute of Liberty Values Act is being introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and John Conyers (MI-13).

 

December 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today issued a statement in support of a bipartisan congressional investigation into the Intelligence Community’s findings that Russian hackers used cyberattacks to interfere in the American political process.

December 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) on Thursday sent a letter to the leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee calling on both committees to investigate troubling claims related to wasteful spending in the U.S. Department of Defense.