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Jacobs, Bonamici Lead Call for Investment in Child Care, Early Childhood Education

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Today Sara Jacobs (D-CA) and Congresswomen Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) led nearly 70 Members in calling on the Biden administration to make affordable, high quality child care and early childhood education a top priority in the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget by providing no less than $390 billion, matching the level in the House-passed Build Back Better Act. The amount included in the…

Reps. Sara Jacobs and Anna Eshoo Introduce Bill to Strengthen HIPAA in Post-Roe Era

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In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-51) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-16) today introduced the Secure Access for Essential Reproductive (SAFER) Health Act to strengthen the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the post-Roe era. The legislation would prohibit medical providers from disclosing personal health…

Reps. Sara Jacobs Co-Leads Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Combat Veteran Homelessness

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-51) joined Reps. Nikema Williams (GA-05), Claudia Tenney (NY-24), and Andrew R. Garbarino (NY-02) in introducing bipartisan legislation to combat veteran homelessness in San Diego and across the country. The Return Home to Housing Act would raise the Department of Veterans Affairs’ reimbursement rate for service providers supplying transitional housing to…

Rep. Sara Jacobs Secures Wins for San Diego, Children in Omnibus; Votes Yes

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) voted today to pass the omnibus package that funds the federal government and includes her provisions of $16 million for 14 San Diego community projects, $300 million to address the Tijuana River Valley crisis, $800 million for cities like San Diego to care for migrants and asylum seekers, a $1.85 billion increase to expand child care access to low-income…

Rep. Sara Jacobs’ Statement on President Zelenskyy’s Address to Congress

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Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) released the following statement: “It was incredible to witness history and welcome President Zelenskyy to Congress. The United States’ continued support for Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked aggression must remain a top priority. We need to see Ukraine…

Reps. Jacobs, Keating, McGovern, and Sen. Leahy Announce Letter to President Biden Calling on the Administration to Review U.S. Policy Towards Cluster Munitions and Prohibit Their Use by the U.S. Military

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Today Representative Sara Jacobs (D-CA) joined Chairman Bill Keating (D-MA) of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber; Chair Jim McGovern (D-MA) of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to review the…

Rep. Sara Jacobs Argues For New Counterterrorism Approach in Africa and Discusses CODEL to Ukraine with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

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On MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) discussed her new op-ed in Foreign Policy arguing for a new counterterrorism approach in Africa that focuses on good governance, and her recent congressional delegation trip to Ukraine.  Watch Rep. Sara Jacobs Discuss Her Op-Ed Here In reference to her op-ed in Foreign Policy arguing for a new…

Rep. Sara Jacobs and Her Trans Brother Attend White House Signing Ceremony for Respect for Marriage Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53), along with her trans brother, Dylan Jacobs, and his wife, Kay Wilson, were at the White House today for the official signing ceremony of the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404), which will protect marriage equality. This legislation will repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, protect LGBTQ+ and interracial marriages, and provide additional…

Rep. Sara Jacobs Pens Op-Ed in Foreign Policy on New Approach to Violent Extremism in Africa

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Ahead of the White House’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) penned an op-ed in Foreign Policy, entitled “A New U.S. Approach in Africa: Good Governance, Not Guns.” In the piece, Congresswoman Jacobs argues that the U.S. approach to counterterrorism in Africa often relies on partnerships with military forces that commit human rights violations, fueling the…

Rep. Sara Jacobs Traveled to Ukraine to Reaffirm U.S. Support of Ukraine’s Defense Against Russia

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As part of an official bipartisan congressional delegation, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) traveled to Ukraine and Poland to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to supporting Ukraine in its defense against Russia. Congresswoman Jacobs and her colleagues met with embassy and defense officials to discuss military intelligence, special operations, and the importance of U.S. support of…