Tag: Jackie Speier
Campaign against Islamic State fighters draws support and skepticism from Bay Area representatives.
Three bills from House and Senate include proposals for campus advocate and for anonymous surveys.
Peninsula congresswoman calls for change after latest disclosure of impropriety involving a House member.
Rep. Jackie Speier sounded pretty frustrated when I talked to her on Wednesday. The South Bay Democrat has been trying for two years to reform the way the military handles sexual assaults. Her bills on the issue have yet to get out of subcommittee in the House. “Congress has got to take a much more […]
Update 1:35 p.m. Sacramento-based Sleep Train has announced that it’s pullings its ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio program because of derogatory comments he made about a Georgetown student who was denied a chance to testify at a congressional hearing on the controversy over a federal rule mandating insurance coverage for contraception. Here’s the tweet from […]
The number of Californians receiving food stamps jumped 11.5% between August 2010 and August 2011, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Department of Agriculture. Actually, they’re not “food stamps” any more, but debit cards. The program has been rebranded as CalFresh in California and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program nationally. Recipients must be […]
Avowed libertarian Rand Paul of Kentucky is single-handedly blocking legislation in the Senate meant to address some of the deficiencies in pipeline regulation that contributed to the San Bruno disaster last year. The bill, called the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011, has nearly unanimous support in the Senate, plus the backing of industry. […]
Yesterday, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman visited the site of the San Bruno gas pipeline blast. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, introducing Hersman, called the area an “open wound.” Hersman revealed yesterday that PG&E had waited until only recently to inform the NTSB that the pipeline that ruptured at a defective weld last year, causing a fire that […]
Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of today’s House Hearings on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.”
Rep. Jackie Speier of San Mateo spoke on the House floor last night about an abortion she had, in response to comments by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. The exchange came during a debate on eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which passed 240-185. According to Politico, “Speier spoke out after Republican Rep. Chris […]