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November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 77 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX).

September 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Barbara Lee (CA-13), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), and 52 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary DeVos after hearing alarming reports about the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Regional Offices.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today released the following statement after the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its plan to tighten restrictions on federal grants to help eliminate the promotion and protection of sexual harassers and predators in academia. The steps taken by the NSF mirror those outlined in Rep. Speier’s bill, H.R.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) was joined today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Women’s Working Group Chair Lois Frankel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott, and other Democratic Members of Congress to unveil her new bill to codify Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors. The introduction of H.R.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Following the egregious decision by the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to rescind the Department’s 2011guidance which clarified schools’ responsibilities under Title IX to protect students against sexual violence, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group are introducing the Title IX Protection Act. The bill, authored by Rep.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation, led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. Rep Speier will be introducing related federal legislation next week.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Congressman Patrick Meehan led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlining principles they believe should be included in the Department’s final guidance for campus sexual violence disciplinary proceedings.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), released the following statement in response to U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s announcement that she is opening up a formal notice and comment period to replace the 2011 Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration. The 2011 guidance clarified the responsibilities of colleges and universities already included in Title IX with respect to sexual violence on college campuses.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), joined 76 of her colleagues in a letter sent today to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging DeVos to review the Department of Education’s implementation of the Pubic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to ensure that it is consistent, transparent, and impartial for all student-loan borrowers employed in public service. The letter was led by Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Susan Davis (D-CA) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

January 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today hosted a breakfast reception at the U.S. Capitol mobilizing hundreds of women, many of whom are from California’s 14th Congressional District, in the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2017 and to make women’s rights a priority in the 115th Congress.