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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, led the first House Armed Services Committee hearing on domestic violence in the military in over fifteen years. The hearing included survivors of military domestic violence, outside experts, and Department of Defense officials.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), has led a letter signed by 49 other Democratic Members of Congress to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli asking him to reconsider the new policy change impacting military families and federal employees.
September 4, 2019
The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20529
Dear Acting Director Cuccinelli:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the military budget to fund border wall construction.
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.