Jackie Speier

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JACKIE SPEIER

D-CALIFORNIA DISTRICT 14

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 5/14/1950

EDUCATION: University of California, Davis (B.A.) University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Catholic

CAREER:

  • 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from California's 14th Congressional District
  • 2008-2013: U.S. Representative from California's 12th Congressional District
  • 2006: Unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California
  • 1998-2006: California State Senate
  • 1986-1998: California State Assembly
  • 1980-1986: San Mateo County supervisor
  • 1973-1978: Staff, United States Representative Leo Joseph Ryan

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

ELECTED: 2008

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship
  • Signed the Hoyer-Cantor letter expressing committment to an unreakable U.S.-Israel bond
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Encourages U.S. efforts to enhance Israeli defense

 

CHOICE


  • Strong defender of women's reproductive rights
  • 100% rating from NARAL and Planned Parenthood
  • Supports Title X funding for Planned Parenthood
  • Cosponsored the Women's Health Protection Act

 

In Her Own Words


"Congresswoman Speier believes that every woman in this country must have access to reproductive health care services and is committed to protecting a woman's right to choose." 1

"Act of aggression by Hamas must be put down. Egypt and the United States must act swiftly to stop the offensive. Israel has a clear right to defend itself."2

Source: 1) speier.house.gov    2) www.aipac.org

Interesting Facts

A Caltrain Express train is named in Congresswoman Speier's honor.

Congresswoman Speier was part of a fact-finding mission organized to investigate Jonestown. During the mission, she was shot five times and waited 22 hours for help to arrive.