Serving you in Congress has been an enormous privilege. I continue to focus on our important needs: jobs, deficit reduction, government accountability, economic and community security.
We must cancel wasteful weapons systems, wipe out waste and fraud in government programs, end our involvement in Afghanistan, and restore timely access for veterans’ health care.
I support a constitutional amendment to deny members of Congress paychecks when the budget is late.
Congress should be laser-focused on jobs. I support funding research to ensure that the Bay Area leads the globe in science and skilled jobs. I’ve hosted Job Hunters Boot Camps for nearly 3000 constituents so they can hone skills and find jobs.
I’m working to keep our extraordinary community colleges and universities affordable through student grants and lower-interest loans. City College must remain open.
Tens of thousands of commuters take Caltrain’s Baby Bullet trains that I helped create, through $127 million in state funds, to relieve congestion.
I will continue to fight against sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, vote to end employment and marriage discrimination, and protect women’s health options. My office has recovered over $4 million for disabled veterans who waited years for benefits. We must never voucher Medicare or privatize Social Security. Finally, we must address sea level rise in our region.
All the best,
CAMPAIGN’S OPEN HOUSE
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: IBEW Local 617, 1701 Leslie Street, San Mateo, CA
North San Mateo County Democratic Club
Meets every third Monday evening of the month near Daly City Hall.
Meets every Second Thursday of the month in Menlo Park
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CBS SF, June 27, 2014 9:40 PM
FOSTER CITY — The threat of rising seas in San Mateo County was the focus of a planning conference in Foster City Friday morning hosted by federal, state and county government leaders.
“Sea level rise is one of the most critical issues we face in San Mateo County, and there are no more crisis-oriented issues than this one,” said Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City, one of the conference hosts.
California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier wants Congress to give millions in lost separation pay to service members dismissed from the military under the old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, calling it a way to make amends for a shameful chapter in American history.
Under her Military Separation Pay Fairness Act filed Thursday, troops kicked out of the military under the policy — in effect from 1993 to 2010 — who received only partial separation pay would be eligible to receive their lost payouts, with interest.
E-cigs are a danger to young people
SFGate.com – Published 6:15 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 by Jackie Speier
Gummy bear, cotton candy, chocolate cake and thin mint sound like concoctions cooked up by a confectioner to satisfy the cravings of a child’s sweet tooth. Sadly, they are not.
Instead, these are the flavors of e-liquids available for electronic cigarettes, and our youth are vaping them up. The e-cigarette industry is booming. Its revenue has been increasing at a rate of nearly 115 percent a year since 2009 and last year soared to nearly $1.7 billion. As the industry spends more on marketing the product as a safe alternative to cigarettes, it is also relying on more teens and young adults for its sales.