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November 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who serves on the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee; and Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX); sent a bicameral letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information about President Trump's decision to deploy more than 5,000 active duty military personnel to the southwest border. 

October 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) sent a letter to U.S. Army leadership today calling for the rapid public release of a study on the Army’s lessons learned from the Iraq War. Then-Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno commissioned the study in 2013. Odierno intended it to be unclassified and released quickly to ensure that the Iraq War was fresh in the minds of the military and that its lessons could be applied to future battles.

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.

February 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In honor of Women’s History Month, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate led by Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), along with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), introduced Congressional Resolutions to designate March 21st, 2018, as ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day,’ a national day of recognition for the millions of women who supported the war effort on the home front during World War II.

 

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, was joined by Congressmen Mark Takano (CA-41) and James McGovern (MA-2) yesterday in writing a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information related to General John Kelly’s handling of complaints against personnel under his command.

February 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last Friday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) along with Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Jared Huffman (D-CA), introduced H.R. 4912, the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bipartisan legislation would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the American women who joined the workforce during World War II in recognition of their contributions to the nation and the war effort. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will introduce a companion bill.

February 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee; and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; today were joined by a bipartisan group of Members in a letter sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information on the Defense Department’s plans to review and mitigate recent disclosures of data by the firm Strava from “smart” devices used by military personnel overseas.

January 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement regarding her vote against the continuing resolution on Monday, the fourth short-term CR proposed since last October.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Thursday issued the following statement regarding her vote against the Republican Continuing Resolution and disaster assistance bills.

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.