Jackie Speier

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Jonestown Massacre Survivor Speier Named To Gun Control Task Force

A Bay Area lawmaker who survived a massacre was appointed Friday to the Congressional task force on gun control created in response to the Connecticut elementary school killings.

01/04/2013

The remains of a gas line lie on the ground after an explosion September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. The explosion rocked a neighborhood near San Francisco International Airport, destroying 38 homes, killing at least 4 people, and injuring dozens.  (Photo by Eric Risberg-Pool/Getty Images)

San Bruno Explosion Survivors Want CPUC President Replaced

Survivors of the 2010 deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to replace the president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

10/22/2012

Caltrain, San Francisco station

Caltrain Receives First Chunk Of CA High Speed Rail Bond Money

Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.

09/27/2012

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

Bay Area Congresswoman Wants Online Sales Tax For All 50 States

Congresswoman Jackie Speier said the the state is losing $2 billion a year and the country is losing $23 billion in online sales tax revenue.

09/11/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Bay Area Officials Praise New Obama Policy On Young Illegal Immigrants

Bay Area officials Friday hailed a move by President Barack Obama to provide temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

06/15/2012

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Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA Office

Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.

05/21/2012

contraceptives, family planning, pregnancy, contraception,

Women’s Health Forum At SFSU Focuses On Access To Contraceptives

A women’s health forum held Thursday at San Francisco State University focused on the timely topic of access to contraceptives. Advocates equated the recent debates on the issue to watching a battle won 50 years ago being waged again.

03/16/2012

Taser, stun gun

Rep. Speier Calls For Investigation Into Dog Walker Tasing

A Peninsula congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.

02/02/2012

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: Congressional Wheelings And Dealings

An interview with Congresswoman Jackie Speier on the deadlock in Congress and legislation she is working on regarding pipeline safety and rapes in the military.

01/15/2012

(CBS)

Measure Aims To Toughen California’s Human Trafficking Laws

Human rights advocates and lawmakers were in San Francisco Wednesday to support a state ballot initiative that would impose stricter punishment on human traffickers.

01/11/2012

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