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House Passes Legislation to Award Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed legislation (S. 452) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree of La Mesa, in recognition for his historic contributions to hockey, inclusion, and recreation, and education for young people. The bill previously passed the Senate and now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature. Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned ...

Jacobs Votes for Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, Calls on Senate to Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a comprehensive legislative package to strengthen voting rights protections, protect against election subversion, stop partisan gerrymandering, and restore the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to require states with a record of racial discrimination in voting to seek approv...

Jacobs, Salazar Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administration to Address Corruption in Equatorial Guinea

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Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) have led a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland highlighting kleptocracy in Equatorial Guinea and urging the Administration to promptly share their plan to distribute assets seized in 2014 from corrupt government officials back to the people of Equatorial Guinea. Both Jacobs and S...

Remarks from Congresswoman Jacobs on Anniversary of January 6

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) gave personal testimony on the events of January 6, 2021. Congresswoman Jacobs was in the House Gallery during the attack on the Capitol and spoke in the Cannon Caucus Room in a Members’ Testimonials program. Video of Congresswoman Jacobs’ remarks here (YouTube, Twitter) Congresswoman Jacobs’ remarks as delivered: January 6 was my fourt...

Congresswoman Jacobs Announces Highlights from First Year in Office

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San Diego, CA - On the first anniversary of being sworn into office, Congresswoman Jacobs released the highlights from her first year in office. Congresswoman Jacobs releases the following statement: “I am honored to represent the people of California’s 53rd District in Congress and to fight for them in Washington, D.C. and San Diego. I am proud to have helped pass historic legislation like the Am...

Treasury Issues New General Licenses to Support Education in Afghanistan Following Jacobs and Merkley Call for Action

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Tags: Education

San Diego, CA - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued three General Licenses to facilitate the continued flow of humanitarian assistance and other support for the Afghan people. This change followed calls from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and others urging the Biden Administration to provide safeguards for NGOs to carry out education programming in Afghani...

Congresswoman Jacobs Announces $24 Million in New Federal Funding for San Diego International Airport Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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San Diego, CA - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) announces that San Diego International Airport will receive $24,160,074 in new federal funding for fiscal year 2022 thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed by President Biden in November. The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Infrastructure Grant p...

Congresswoman Jacobs Leads Letter Calling on White House to Improve U.S. Policies to Address Afghanistan’s Humanitarian and Economic Crisis

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San Diego, CA — Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) led a letter to the White House today calling on the Biden administration to urgently update U.S. policies to address the humanitarian and economic collapse in Afghanistan. The letter was led by Jacobs and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) and CPC Vice Chair Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL-04) an...

Statement from Congresswoman Jacobs on Build Back Better Act

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San Diego, CA - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) releases the following statement on the Build Back Better Act following Senator Manchin’s comments this morning: “When I ran for Congress in the midst of this global pandemic, the number one concern I heard from families was child care. I promised them I’d come to Washington and fight to bring down the cost of care and expand tax cuts like the Ch...

Congresswoman Jacobs, Senator Merkley Lead Bicameral Push to Safeguard Education in Afghanistan

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San Diego, CA-- Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), together with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), led a group of 37 lawmakers to urge the Biden Administration to provide safeguards for NGOs to carry out education programming in Afghanistan. This is a follow-up to the lawmakers’ September 2nd letter asking for OFAC general licenses for humanitarian assistance, which the Biden Administration ulti...