Jackie Speier

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

(CBS)

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

generic rape graphic

Speier Legislation Would Crack Down On Military Sex Assaults

Calling the sexual assault of service members in the military a silent epidemic, Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier is introducing legislation to change how cases are investigated.

11/17/2011

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

Rep. Speier Goes On Food Stamp Budget To Highlight Planned Cuts

Peninsula congresswoman Jackie Speier plans to spend the next five days limiting herself to eating on a budget of $4.50 per day—which she says is the budget of a typical food stamps recipient.

10/31/2011

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