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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 (D-CA) was joined by 241 of her colleagues, including 10 Republicans, in approving her amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which safeguards the right of all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or sex – including sexual orientation or gender identity – to serve openly in the Armed Forces, so long as they meet gender-neutral standards. Rep.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Service Military Personnel Subcommittee, issued the following the statement in response to the Department of Defense’s decision to implement the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military servicemembers.

March 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to implement his unconstitutional transgender military ban.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Susan Davis (CA-53), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today announced the introduction of H.R. 4041, a bipartisan bill to protect transgender members of the U.S. military by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 2016. This legislation is the House companion bill to S.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Wednesday released the following statement in response to a series of tweets made by President Trump threatening to bar transgender military service members from further service.

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.

January 19, 2017 Press Release

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.