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Rep. Sara Jacobs Presides over the House Floor During Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) presided over the House Floor during the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today, which would reduce the deficit; bring down health care, prescription drugs, and energy costs; invest a historic $369 billion in climate action, and make corporations pay their fair share. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature. “This is a really bi...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Attends White House Signing Ceremony of Honoring our PACT Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) was at the White House today for the official signing ceremony of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, bipartisan legislation she co-sponsored that represents the largest health care and benefits expansion in the Department of Veterans Affairs history. The Honoring our PACT Act would deliver care and benefits to more than five milli...

Rep. Sara Jacobs’ Statement on Nebraska Family’s Abortion-Related Charges After Seizure of Facebook Messages and the Need for Passage of My Body, My Data Act

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Following reports of police obtaining Facebook messages between a mother and daughter in Nebraska as part of an investigation into an abortion illegal under state law, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) called for passage of her landmark legislation, the My Body, My Data Act, which would create a new national standard to protect personal reproductive and sexual health data. “Since the Supreme Court...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Delivered Speech about Women Representation and Leadership at UBC International Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) delivered a speech this past weekend about the importance of women’s representation and leadership at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ International Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference. Congresswoman Jacobs shared how she’s been dismissed and underestimated because of her age and gender, and how sexism and a lack of representation inspired her to run for Co...

Reps. Sara Jacobs, Stephanie Bice Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Oversight and Accountability for Safe Military Housing

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Representatives Sara Jacobs (CA-53), Stephanie Bice (OK-05), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Tim Ryan (OH-13) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure oversight and accountability on safe housing conditions for service members and military families. The Military Housing Readiness Council Act would create a council comprised of Department of Defense (DoD) officials, service members, military families,...

San Diego City Council Declares Support for Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ My Body, My Data Act

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The San Diego City Council passed a resolution 8-0 today declaring support for Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ (CA-53) My Body, My Data Act, which would create a new national standard to protect personal reproductive health data from being weaponized and misused. The Congresswoman joined County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Nora Vargas, Councilmembers Jennifer Campbell, Stephen Whitburn,...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Votes to Pass Assault Weapons Ban

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) today voted to pass the Assault Weapons Ban to save lives and keep weapons of war out of our communities. The Assault Weapons Ban would define assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and make them illegal to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, and possess, without affecting those already in existence. Research has shown that a federal assault weapons ban wou...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Votes to Pass The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) today voted to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan package to address wildfire, forest management, and drought issues in California and across the country. The Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act will make strategic and targeted investments in water projects, wildfire suppression, and land management activities, boost pay and benefits for wildland firefighte...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ Resolution Condemning Use of Hunger as Weapon of War Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ (CA-53) bipartisan resolution condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war and recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee today. Russia has intentionally attacked agriculture infrastructure in Ukraine, including fields, farm equipment, warehouses, markets, roads, bridges, and ports, causing wheat pr...

Reps. Sara Jacobs, Peter Meijer Introduce Bill to Modernize and Strengthen State Department

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U.S. Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-CA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI), members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would modernize and reform the U.S. Department of State to address the numerous growing challenges to U.S. diplomacy in the 21st century. Senators Bill Haggerty (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) previously introduced companion legislation in the S...

House Passed Appropriations Package that Includes $6 Million In Local Funding Secured By Congresswoman Sara Jacobs

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) secured nearly $6 million for six local community projects in San Diego in an appropriations package to fund the federal government last week. These projects were submitted on behalf of local governments and non-profits across the 53rd District, from Murphy Canyon to Chula Vista. Congresswoman Jacobs prioritized projects that center equity and support children in ...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Puts Her Body on the Line for Reproductive Rights

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In case you missed it, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) was arrested alongside 16 other Members of Congress and abortion rights activists this week to bring attention to the millions of Americans impacted as a result of the Supreme Court’s extreme ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Congresswoman Jacobs also joined Speaker Pelosi to advocate for H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act, which Jacobs...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Presides over the House Floor During Passage of the Right to Contraception Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) presided over the House Floor today during the passage of H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act. Congresswoman Jacobs is a co-lead of the legislation that – in response to Justice Clarence Thomas explicitly calling for reconsideration of long-standing precedents like Griswold v. Connecticut – would codify access to contraception into federal law. Watch Rep. Sa...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Joins Speaker Pelosi to Advocate for the Right to Contraception Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Kathy Manning (NC-06), Nikema Williams (GA-05), and Angie Craig (MN-02) ahead of tomorrow’s vote to pass H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act. This legislation would codify access to contraception into federal law in response to Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, where he explicitly called fo...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Arrested in Solidarity with Millions Affected by SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) was arrested today at a peaceful demonstration in support of reproductive rights on Capitol grounds. The Congresswoman joined the Center for Popular Democracy, members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, and constituents with personal ties to abortion access in calling for immediate legislation to protect and expand reproductive rights, following the Supreme Cour...