Thank you for entrusting me with your support in this election. With your help and encouragement, I am returning to Congress to continue the fight for our shared values. I can think of no greater honor—and no greater responsibility than to serve you.
As you know we can’t afford the ongoing gridlock in Washington. While the political landscape has shifted in favor of the Republicans, I want to emphasize two key points. First, this mid-term election drew a low turnout. There was no mandate for or against a specific political party. What is clear is that people, whether they voted or not, want both sides to work together. Secondly, in two years we will have a presidential election without an incumbent running. Republicans have two years and, arguably, much less than that, to forge a compromise with Democrats on such key issues such as immigration reform, military spending, strengthening social security and tax reform. I intend to represent you diligently on the issues that matter to you and your loved ones. I look forward to meaningful handshakes, not finger-pointing.
As I have stated throughout my campaign, I will working arm in arm with allies in and out of Congress, from all political stripes, who share a vision for a prosperous, inclusive and just future for our country.
Thank you for all that you do. I am deeply grateful for your confidence and support. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
All the best,
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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.