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Jackie Speier

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  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...
  • House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise

    House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
  • Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies. Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
  • Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul

    Military sex assault critics want justice overhaul
    Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
  • Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open

    Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open
    San Francisco's only community college and its 80,000 students won a victory this week when a private panel announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to remain open. The Novato-based Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...
  • S.F. college supporters hope new policy will extend accreditation

    S.F. college supporters hope new policy will extend accreditation
    Supporters of San Francisco’s embattled community college are waiting to learn if a proposed policy change will keep the school from being stripped of accreditation next month. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
  • New rules could keep San Francisco community college open

    New rules could keep San Francisco community college open
    The battle to save San Francisco’s community college may finally be resolved as a private panel on Wednesday announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to retain accreditation. Under the proposed policy, the┬áCity College of...
  • Steinberg: Steriods not for sports

    Warren Moon, the late coach Bill Walsh, Ken Dorsey and I testified before the California Senate and Assembly several years back supporting a bill by State Senator Jackie Speier to ban steroids and dangerous supplements from high school students and...
  • Duckworth criticizes Walsh on abortion

    Duckworth criticizes Walsh on abortion
    Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh. The appearance with...