Jackie (Jackie) Speier (D-USH14)
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Capitol: 202.225.3531
FAX: 202.226.4183
District: 650.342.0300
Representative
Room 2465 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0514

Residence: Hillsborough, CA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Barry Dennis   DOB: 5/14/1950
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
Co-ChairUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Watchdog Caucus
Co-ChairAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research
Co-ChairBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
Co-ChairCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
Co-ChairDemocratic Women's Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
Co-ChairJoint Whistleblower Protection Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Common Ground Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
San Francisco / San Mateo

Bio

Jackie Speier (pronounced SPEAR) is a fearless fighter for women's equality, LGBTQ rights and the disenfranchised who has dedicated her life to eliminating government corruption while working to strengthen America's national and economic security. She was named to Newsweek's list of 150 "Fearless Women" in the world and one of "Politico's 50" most influential people in American politics for bringing the Me Too reckoning to Congress.

She proudly represents California's 14th Congressional District, and serves on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and as the Chairwoman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Speier is also Co-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, Co-Chair on the Bipartisan Task Force To End Sexual Violence, and the Communications and Policy Chair for the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG).

Speier brought the Me Too movement to Congress in the fall of 2017, with the introduction of her ME TOO Congress Act. She continues to advocate for fundamental reforms to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, and she is leading the fight against sexism in the fields of science and technology and academia overall. And she is at the forefront of efforts to increase constitutional protections against sex discrimination through ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and to end gender-based discrimination in the pricing of goods and services through the passage of the Pink Tax Repeal Act.

During her 18 years in both chambers of the California Legislature, she had more than 300 bills signed into law by both Republican and Democratic governors. Speier secured justice for women and children with a series of bills that led to the collection of more than $2 billion in delinquent court-ordered child support payments. She authored a measure that gave the state the nation's strongest financial privacy law and was integral to the passage of California's Gender Tax Repeal Act in 1996.

Crusading for the safety, health, and rights of all Americans is one of Speier's driving core principles; from getting tough on big banks to ending taxpayer bailouts, and from eliminating wasteful and fraudulent government spending at all levels to serving as a check on the federal government in the fight against corruption. She is equally dedicated to keeping housing and student loans affordable; protecting private information from cyberwarfare and cyberespionage as well as the dissemination of nonconsensual pornography, or so-called "revenge porn"; and stopping abusive practices like so-called "gay conversion therapy" and discrimination against our transgender military servicemembers. She is also a champion for funding and research for traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's, breast cancer, and gun violence prevention. That includes her dedication to preventing children's deaths caused by unsafe products and preventable tragedies like the 2010 San Bruno explosion that took the lives of eight people in her District.

As ranking member of the HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Speier is committed to keeping the United States secure from terrorists and hostile nations and honoring and supporting our veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. That means ensuring that American troops have the right equipment to do their jobs and save taxpayers' money by fighting for improved cyberdefenses and sound management practices at the Pentagon.

On these committees, and in her previous assignments, she has led numerous congressional investigations and hearings to protect the public by exposing a lack of oversight and enforcement of our laws and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). That includes violations of UCMJ's codes of conduct for the use of nonconsensual pornography against servicemembers and wasting billions of taxpayers' dollars on disastrous programs like the F-35 and LCS. She has passed numerous amendments through the National Defense Authorization process to reduce sexual violence within our military and aid survivors, address misconduct by senior officers, and increase transparency about how our wars are funded and fought.

Speier first ran for Congress in 1979, facing a crowded field in a special election for a seat formerly held by Congressman Leo J. Ryan, for whom Speier had served as a legislative aide.

The special election was called after Ryan was shot to death in Jonestown, at the compound of the People's Temple, a cult in Guyana that had previously been based in Ryan's District. Speier traveled with Ryan on that trip in 1978 in an attempt to rescue some of the cult's 900 members. She was left nearly lifeless on the airport tarmac after being shot five times at point blank range with an assault rifle.

Speier underwent multiple surgeries after the tragedy and while recovering she realized she had a choice to make- Did she want to be a victim or did she want to be a survivor? Speier chose to be a survivor.

Speier received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. Along with her husband, Barry Dennis, and her children, Jackson and Stephanie, she is a proud fan of the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors, and a lover of all things California. She enjoys any activity that allows her to spend time with her family, including their much-loved Labrador Retriever Buddy.