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October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) was joined today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Women’s Working Group Chair Lois Frankel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Bobby Scott, and other Democratic Members of Congress to unveil her new bill to codify Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors. The introduction of H.R.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Following the egregious decision by the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to rescind the Department’s 2011guidance which clarified schools’ responsibilities under Title IX to protect students against sexual violence, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group are introducing the Title IX Protection Act. The bill, authored by Rep.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation, led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. Rep Speier will be introducing related federal legislation next week.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Congressman Patrick Meehan led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlining principles they believe should be included in the Department’s final guidance for campus sexual violence disciplinary proceedings.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), released the following statement in response to U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s announcement that she is opening up a formal notice and comment period to replace the 2011 Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration. The 2011 guidance clarified the responsibilities of colleges and universities already included in Title IX with respect to sexual violence on college campuses.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), joined 76 of her colleagues in a letter sent today to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging DeVos to review the Department of Education’s implementation of the Pubic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to ensure that it is consistent, transparent, and impartial for all student-loan borrowers employed in public service. The letter was led by Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Susan Davis (D-CA) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

January 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today hosted a breakfast reception at the U.S. Capitol mobilizing hundreds of women, many of whom are from California’s 14th Congressional District, in the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2017 and to make women’s rights a priority in the 115th Congress.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) today introduced legislation to require notation on the academic transcript of any student found by a college or university to have violated the school’s rules or policies with regards to sexual violence. Rep. Speier’s bill also clarifies that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows such disclosures, while protecting the rights of the accused.

November 22, 2016 Press Release
San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) will hold a networking event for technology and biotechnology companies interested in working with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Intelligence Community on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City.
November 22, 2016 Press Release
San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) will be joined by California Assemblyman Phil Ting and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner to host a panel titled “City College: Open, Accredited, Stronger” on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Diego Rivera Theater at CCSF. Also on the panel will be Rafael Mandelman, President of the Board of Trustees; Tim Killikelly, President of AFT 2121; and Mike Claire, President of the College of San Mateo.