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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Appointed to Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

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On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the appointment of Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) to the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth. Congresswoman Jacobs is the sole Democratic freshman and one of just eight Democrats to serve on the Select Committee, which will focus on the widening wealth and income disparity in the United States. The Select ...

Reps. Castro and Jacobs Introduce Legislation to Restore and Strengthen U.S. Leadership in International Organizations

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact, and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53), the subcommittee’s Vice Chair, introduced the Restoring U.S. Leadership in International Organizations Act of 2021. This legislation would boost America’s diplomatic presence at the U.S. Miss...

Congresswoman Jacobs Tours Child Care and Senior Care Facilities in San Diego to Highlight Importance of Care Economy

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San Diego, California – This week, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) visited and toured care facilities in San Diego and Chula Vista to highlight the importance of the care economy and hear about the needs and experiences of local care workers. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs visited St. Paul’s Plaza, a local senior center in Chula Vista, met with administrators, and toured their memory ca...

Jacobs Funding Request for San Diego Central Mobility Hub Included in House Surface Transportation Bill

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) has secured $25 million in federal funding for the Central Mobility Hub in San Diego in H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, released this week by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-4). The INVEST in America Act passed out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at 5:30 AM ET this morning and will ...

Congresswoman Jacobs Announces Paola Guzman as New District Director and Policy Advisor; Deputy Chief of Staff Jessica Mier to Join House CAO in Leadership Role

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) announced the appointment of Paola Guzman as her new District Director and Policy Advisor, and the transition of her Deputy Chief of Staff Jessica Mier, who will be joining the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mier, who has served as Congresswoman Jacobs’ Deputy Chief of Staff and has run the San Diego distric...

Congresswoman Jacobs Joins Congressman Panetta on Legislation to Protect Trans Military Family Members

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Yesterday, the first day of Pride Month, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined Congressman Jimmy Panetta and 38 other colleagues in introducing the Armed Forces Transgender Dependent Protection Act, legislation which bars the Department of Defense from stationing service members in states or countries which restrict or forbid gender-affirming health care treatments. According to a count cond...

Congresswoman Jacobs Leads Letter to Navy Calling for Naming Ship After AAPI Hero, Fireman Telesforo Trinidad

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) led a letter, co-signed by ten of her colleagues, to the Acting Secretary of the Navy today, expressing support for naming a future Navy Surface Combatant ship after Fireman Second Class Telesforo Trinidad. Fireman Trinidad received the Medal of Honor in 1915 for extraordinary heroism in the line of duty during boiler explosions onboard the USS San Diego (ACR-6)...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Joins Congressman Gallego and Colleagues to Introduce Universal Full Day Kindergarten Act

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Last week, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), together with Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA), and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY), introduced the Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act to ensure that every American child has access to high-quality, full-day kindergarten. The Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act creates a grant program in which States and Tribes tha...

Congresswoman Jacobs Joins Colleagues in Announcing Transformative Anti-Poverty Resolution

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, to announce a new House Resolution on the need to address poverty in America. Titled “Third Reconstruction: Fully Addressing Poverty and Low Wages from the Bottom Up,” the resol...

New Report from Warren, Jacobs and Colleagues: Universal Child Care Is Essential to the Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

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Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives released a new report highlighting the critical need to expand and invest in our child care system and calling for $700 billion to support investments in child care as the country heads towards a post-pandemic economic recovery. Link to Report (PDF) Joining th...