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Rep. Speier holds up vodka and steak on House floor to shame food stamp opponents

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday held up steak, vodka and caviar during her House floor speech in an effort to shame Republicans who want to slash $40 billion from the food stamp budget, while they continue to go on “lavish” trips financed by taxpayers and other groups. Earlier this…

Rep. Speier: Air Force awarded alleged rapist instead of punishing him

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday delivered her sixteenth speech on the House floor condemning the “epidemic” of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S…

Rep. Speier: U.S. military ‘sweeps sexual offenses under the rug’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) delivered her fifteenth speech on the House floor condemning the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in U.S military.…

Rep. Speier blasts Komen: They ‘want to become a political advocacy group’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday blasted Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides more low-cost women’s health services than any organization in the country. “A fine nonprofit that I have been associated with for years, I…

Congresswoman to attempt to live on $4.50/day food budget

California Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier has announced that for a week, she will attempt to live on the same amount of money allotted to recipients of SNAP, the California food stamp program. San Francisco’s Channel 7 news reports that SNAP (which stands for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) provided $136.75 per…

Rep. Speier: Female soldiers ordered to testify on behalf of accused serial rapist

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the tenth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

Virginia Foxx: ‘Nobody has fought more for the rights of women’

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) denied Thursday that a bill that would allow hospitals to refuse treatment to pregnant women was misogynist, adding that “nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have.” In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) explained why she…

Rep. Jackie Speier: U.S. military punishes rape victims

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the ninth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

Rep. Speier delivers eighth House speech on rape in the military

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military for the eighth time on the House floor Thursday morning. “It is a black eye on this country that must be erased,” she said. “Nineteen thousand rapes a year…

Rep. Jackie Speier calls on Congress to address military rapes

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on the House floor Wednesday called on Congress to do something about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape that in the U.S. military. “I rise today, as I have done virtually every week, to tell a story of a man or woman in the…

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