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Washington, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced a bill today to help innovators bring potentially life-saving gun safety technology to market. The Advancing Gun Safety Technology Act would support private-sector commercialization of gun-safety technology by authorizing a $10 million pilot program. Entities with initial product designs and demonstrable commitment to reducing unintentional or unauthorized shootings would be eligible to apply for a grant.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Gun Violence Survivor and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, along with Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Gwen Moore (WI-4) led 37 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution recognizing the intersection between misogyny, violence against women, and gun violence.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation in the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Today, we suffered yet another mass shooting – the deadliest this year and one of the 10 worst mass shootings in modern US history. At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured as they shopped and bought groceries in El Paso. Many witnesses said the store was packed with families and excited children stocking up on back-to-school supplies. Initial reports indicate the killings are being investigated as a hate crime, which somehow makes this act of domestic terrorism even more terrible.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) was joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05), public health experts, and Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) members in calling for firearms injury and mortality prevention research to address the root causes of America’s gun violence epidemic and provide evidence-based solutions.
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.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) will host a breakfast reception on Saturday, January 21, 2017 to discuss why 2017 is the year that the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will finally be ratified, making the rights of women part of the U.S. Constitution once and for all. Joining her will be several leaders in the women’s rights movement, including Academy Award-Winning Actor Patricia Arquette and more than 300 women, many of them constituents from California's 14th Congressional District and beyond.