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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Statement on the Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings

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Today, the Office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20) confirmed the news of his passing on April 6, 2021. The dean of the Florida delegation, Congressman Hastings had served in Congress since 1993. On the passing of Congressman Hastings, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) issued the following statement: “I was so sorry to learn of the passing of my colleague, Congressman Alcee Hastings. C... Read More »

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Announces New Additions to San Diego and Washington D.C. Staff

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) announced the addition of six new staff members to her San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices. A majority women of color, these new hires serve as Press Secretary, Legislative Assistants, Staff Assistant, and Community Representatives. Like the first slate of staff announced in January, these individuals have extensive ties to San Diego and California’s 5... Read More »

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Support for Trans Service Members

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Yesterday, on Trans Day of Visibility, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced a policy allowing trans members of the military to serve openly, a reversal of Trump-era policy. A member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) had previously expressed her support for this action and for the federal government to allow trans members of t... Read More »

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Statement on the American Jobs Plan

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Today, President Joe Biden announced the American Jobs Plan to create millions of good-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and allow the United States to once again lead on the world stage. This proposal includes resources to modernize and repair highways, ports, airports, and other transit systems; deliver clean water and broadband; support care workers and modernize our child care infrastru... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Joins Congressional Progressive Caucus

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) has officially joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) after being unanimously inducted by her CPC peers last week. Founded in 1991, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, chaired by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), is one of the largest and most influential House caucuses, home to nearly 100 members advocating for progressive values in Washingt... Read More »

Remarks from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs at AAPI Youth Centered Town Hall

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and Future Forum – a caucus of 50 of the youngest Members of Congress – hosted a virtual town hall centered around the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth in San Diego on Wednesday evening. Congresswoman Jacobs opened the event by speaking on the rising trend of anti-Asian violence in the United States, and Jacobs then moderated a con... Read More »

Remarks from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs on Committee Vote to Repeal 2002 Iraq War AUMF

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Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed H.R. 256, legislation to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Passed in October of 2002, the AUMF provided the congressional authority for the Iraq War and has remained active for the last nineteen years. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) voted for the repeal legislation. Congresswoman Jacobs is a member of the Hous... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Speaks on House Floor on Child Poverty Measures in American Rescue Plan, Need for Further Investments in Children and Child Care

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor, celebrating the historic measures in the American Rescue Plan to reduce childhood poverty and calling for further investments. In her remarks, Congresswoman Jacobs called for making the Child Tax Credit expansion and refundability permanent and for revitalizing our child care infrastructure. Ending childhood poverty and achieving... Read More »

House OKs Protections for ‘Dreamers’ and Farmworkers; Issa Is Sole San Diego Delegation ‘No’

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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed bills providing a pathway to citizenship for the “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, as well as for a large number of immigrant farmworkers. Nearly 200,000 people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program live in California. Many speak only English, have no connection to the count... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Votes for Critical Immigration Bills to Protect Dreamers and Agricultural Workers

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Today, the House of Representatives took decisive action to modernize and reform our immigration system, passing H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The American Dream and Promise Act provides a path to lawful permanent resident status for Dreamers and certain individuals who either held or were eligible for Temporary Protected Status a... Read More »

Congresista Sara Jacobs vota para aprobar proyectos de ley migratorias para la protección de soñadores y trabajadores de agrícola

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Hoy, la Cámara de Representantes aprobó dos leyes para modernizar y reformar el sistema migratorio, H.R. 6 el American Dream and Promise Act y H.R. 1603 el Farm Workforce Modernization Act. El American Dream and Promise Act crea un camino hacia un estatus migratorio permanente para los soñadores y aquellos individuos quienes tuvieron o son elegibles para un Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS, por... Read More »

House OKs Dems’ immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

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The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that once again faces an uphill climb to make progress in the Senate. On a near party-line 228-197 vote, lawmakers approved one bill offering legal status to around 2 million Dreamers, ... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Presides Over Bipartisan Consideration of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) presided over the House floor during consideration of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, landmark legislation that will reinstate and expand protections for victims of gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic violence. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994, written by then-Senator Joe Biden,... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Joins Colleagues as an Original Co-Sponsor of Medicare for All Legislation

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Today, the Medicare for All Act of 2021 was officially filed in the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) is a proud original co-sponsor of Medicare for All, legislation which guarantees health care coverage to everyone as a human right. Congresswoman Jacobs is also a member of the Medicare for All Caucus. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs releases the following statement: “I am pr... Read More »

Congresswoman Jacobs Speaks on House Floor in Support of the Equal Rights Amendment, House Vote to Facilitate Ratification

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Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 17, legislation to facilitate the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Congresswoman Sara Jacobs voted in favor of the bill and spoke on the House floor in support of the Equal Rights Amendment and H.J. Res. 17. Thirty-eight states have now ratified the ERA, the number required by the U.S. Constitution. H.J. Res. 17 removes the arbitrary deadline for ... Read More »