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-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 Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
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 MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
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 MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia 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 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
San Francisco / San Mateo

Bio

Congresswoman 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, stretching from the southern portion of San Francisco through San Mateo County to East Palo Alto. Speier serves on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), where she is the Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, and on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where also she serves as Chair of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee and serves on the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) Subcommittee. Additionally, she serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, where she serves on the Subcommittees on National Security and Economic and Consumer Policy. Speier is also Co-Chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus (DWC), the Congressional Armenian Caucus, the Bipartisan Task Force To End Sexual Violence, and the Gunviolence Prevention Task Force. In October 2017, Congresswoman Speier brought the Me Too movement to Congress by sharing her own experience of misconduct when she was a Congressional aide. Her legislation, the ME TOO Congress Act, became the basis of the bipartisan Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) Reform Act that was signed into law in December 2018.

The CAA Reform Act went into effect in June 2019 and has already made tremendous progress in people's lives. However, Congresswoman Speier's work is not finished. She will be introducing additional legislation with her colleague Congressman Bradley Byrne to further bolster protections for staff and hold Members accountable for their discriminatory behavior.

During her 18 years in both chambers of the California Legislature, Congresswoman Speier 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 Congresswoman 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 Chair of the HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Congresswoman 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.

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, noting that "looking death in the face can make you fearless." 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 puppy Emma.