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August 23, 2017 Press Release

San Mateo, CA –Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to allegations that five male drill instructors at Fort Benning are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct involving six female infantry trainees.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

*Panelists included Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**

**The Roundtable can be watched here**

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the recent release of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative’s nationwide study of nonconsensual pornography, the first of its kind to look at both victimization and perpetration of these online attacks.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

**Panelist to include Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**

Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and David Joyce (R-OH), as co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence will hold the first task force roundtable to address problems with rape kit backlogs and lack of access to sexual assault nurse examiners this Friday at 9 a.m.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence applauded the passage of H.R. 2052, the PRIVATE Act. Task Force co-chairs, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and David Joyce (R-OH), were proud to support the legislation which amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit non-consensual sharing of intimate images. The PRIVATE Act, introduced by Reps. Speier and McSally and cosponsored by Reps.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Department of Defense’s Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) joined Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) to introduce a bipartisan Congressional Resolution, H.Res. 269, recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. They were joined by 52 cosponsors on the resolution.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Democratic Working Women’s Group hosted a hearing today to address the ongoing issue of nonconsensual pornography within the United States military. Though this issue has been most recently highlighted by the Marines United case, it has long existed in all branches of our armed forces, including in the Marine Corps dating back to at least 2013.

April 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Democratic Working Women’s Group will host a hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, to address the ongoing issue of nonconsensual pornography within the United States military. This issue has been most recently highlighted by the Marines United case, but it has long existed in all branches of our armed forces, including in the Marine Corps in 2013.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, on Thursday introduced legislation to 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 introduced the Servicemembers Intimate Privacy Protection Act (SIPPA) following a briefing by Marine Corps and Navy leadership on the Marines United scandal and subsequent investigation.