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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 contract 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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) along with Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) reintroduced 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 or volunteered 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.
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.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) was joined by Reps. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA), John Katko (R-NY), Susan Davis (D-CA), and Anthony Brown (D-MD) in introducing H.R. 1032, bipartisan legislation protecting the rights of transgender individuals who are qualified and meet standards to join and also serve openly in the armed services. The bill introduction follows on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that allowed the Department of Defense to implement President Trump’s discriminatory ban on open transgender service. Sen.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense’s new report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at our Military Service Academies.