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November 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), as well as Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and 77 of their House colleagues sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemning her recently proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX).

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced H.R. 6464, the bipartisan Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act to strengthen prevention and enforcement efforts to combat campus sexual violence.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today released the following statement after the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its plan to tighten restrictions on federal grants to help eliminate the promotion and protection of sexual harassers and predators in academia. The steps taken by the NSF mirror those outlined in Rep. Speier’s bill, H.R.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier, Patrick Meehan, Annie Kuster, and David Joyce, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, will host a Task Force Roundtable on Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses. This hearing-style roundtable will take place at 11:00am on Thursday, October 26 in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 340.

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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.