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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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s (CA-14) bill creating a medical malpractice exemption to the Feres Doctrine was included in the House draft of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2020. Since 1950, the Feres Supreme Court decision has prevented active duty servicemembers from suing the military for negligence, denying them the same rights held by their spouses and families, all other federal workers, and even prisoners.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee (MILPERS), released the following statement after her amendment was incorporated into the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Recent reports indicating an alarming 127% increase at the military service academies in unwanted sexual contact over a four-year period and decreasing reporting rates of these incidents, from 16% to 12%, show the need for independent prosecutorial review is greater than ever.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with 22 of her congressional colleagues, introduced H.R. 2823, the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2019.
Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, released the following statement in response to a stunning spike in sexual assaults in the military -- which rose 37% from 2016 to 2018 -- detailed in the Pentagon's most recent survey of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine personnel.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with her colleagues Richard Hudson (R-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL) introduced H.R. 2422, the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties.
Bicameral Bills Would Improve Testing, Inspection for Lead in Drinking Water and Paint
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a package of five bills to protect families from the threat of lead exposure in their homes and schools.
The legislation would:
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.