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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.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and David Joyce (R-OH), the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, released the following statement regarding the letter sent to Secretary DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. The letter urges the U.S.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

*Panelists included Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**

**The Roundtable can be watched here**

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the recent release of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative’s nationwide study of nonconsensual pornography, the first of its kind to look at both victimization and perpetration of these online attacks.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

**Panelist to include Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**

Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and David Joyce (R-OH), as co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence will hold the first task force roundtable to address problems with rape kit backlogs and lack of access to sexual assault nurse examiners this Friday at 9 a.m.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) joined Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) to introduce a bipartisan Congressional Resolution, H.Res. 269, recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. They were joined by 52 cosponsors on the resolution.