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Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

April 9, 2014 | 9:47 am

Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

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Peninsula congresswoman calls for change after latest disclosure of impropriety involving a House member.

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Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

May 16, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

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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 […]

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March 2, 2012 | 1:30 pm

Sacramento’s Sleep Train Pulls Ads From Limbaugh Show Over ‘Slut’ Comments

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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 […]

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Congressmembers Take “Food Stamp Challenge,” Eating On $4.50 A Day

November 2, 2011 | 2:04 pm

Congressmembers Take “Food Stamp Challenge,” Eating On $4.50 A Day

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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 […]

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Sen. Rand Paul on Why He’s Single-Handedly Blocking Pipeline Safety Legislation

September 28, 2011 | 11:20 am

Sen. Rand Paul on Why He’s Single-Handedly Blocking Pipeline Safety Legislation

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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. […]

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Video: NTSB Chairwoman, in San Bruno, Addresses PG&E Delay in Reporting Previous Leak

June 9, 2011 | 9:35 am

Video: NTSB Chairwoman, in San Bruno, Addresses PG&E Delay in Reporting Previous Leak

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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 […]

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March 10, 2011 | 12:31 pm

Video: House Hearings on ‘Radicalization in the American Muslim Community’

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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.”

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February 18, 2011 | 12:53 pm

Video: Rep. Jackie Speier Speaks on House Floor About Her Abortion

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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 […]

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January 10, 2011 | 5:13 pm

Valley Congressman Shutting Office After Giffords Shooting

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Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a centrist Democrat who represents the northern San Joaquin Valley, is planning on shutting down a district office in Stockton in the wake of Saturday’s attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Here’s an excerpt from a report from the Associated Press: Cardoza said Monday he had been looking to relocate the Stockton […]

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