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July 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chairs of the Pro-Choice Caucus Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Diana DeGette (CO-1), Committee on Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey (NY-17), and DWC Co-Chair Lois Frankel (FL-21) were joined by 141 colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urging the Administration to immediately reverse its decision to withhold U.S. funding from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

July 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, 33 House Democrats strongly urged Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to reconsider the Administration’s decision to eliminate the use of fetal tissue that can help further important life-saving scientific research. In a letter led by Reps.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In celebration of Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, and Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), along with 56 of their colleagues, introduced the Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019, which would extend the authority of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by eight years to continue issuing a fundraising stamp for breast cancer research. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) have introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Dina Titus (NV-01) introduced legislation today to close a loophole in Medicare that is harmful to some patients and wastes billions of dollars in taxpayer funds. H.R. 2143, the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act (PIMA) would prevent physicians in certain specialties from referring patients to ancillary medical services in which they have an ownership interest and are offered in their offices.

April 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) re-introduced H.R. 2091, the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act, to overhaul current Department of Defense (DoD) policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Five lawmakers today introduced a bipartisan bill giving a full range of medical services to families with children who have life-limiting illnesses and who qualify for Medicaid, which currently has gaps in such coverage.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Co-Chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), applaud the passage of the Senate companion to their bill – S. 292, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act.