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Jacobs on Dobbs v. Jackson: “We cannot let this stand”

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, finding there is no constitutional right to an abortion and effectively overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973. “This decision is outrageous and has dangerous and far-reaching implications for Americans’ right to privacy and bodily autonomy,” said Congresswoman Jacobs. “We...

Congresswoman Jacobs Secures Key Wins on Child Care, Reproductive Health Care, Human Rights in NDAA 2023, Votes Yes

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) secured key wins for servicemembers and military families during the House Armed Services Committee markup of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. The Jacobs provisions included significant wins, to among other things, expand access to child care and reproductive health care, prevent civilian casualtie...

Jacobs, Bonamici, and Colleagues Lead Letter Signed by 127 House Members to Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi Urging Inclusion of Child Care in Reconciliation

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53); Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Chair of the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services; and colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging the Senate to include robust child care investments in any upcoming budget reconciliation package. ...

Jacobs Speaks on House Floor on My Body, My Data Act

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor Thursday on the My Body, My Data Act, her legislation to protect personal reproductive health data in response to the leaked draft decision revealing the Supreme Court’s plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. The My Body, My Data Act would create a new national standard to protect personal reproductive health data, enforced by...

Congresswoman Jacobs, Senator Hirono, and Senator Wyden Introduce My Body, My Data Act to Protect Reproductive Health Data

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the My Body, My Data Act, legislation to protect personal reproductive health data in response to the leaked draft decision revealing the Supreme Court’s plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. The bill would create a new national standard to protect personal reproductive heal...

Congresswoman Jacobs Introduces Legislation to End Preventable Maternal and Childhood Deaths

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) has introduced the House version of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bipartisan legislation to improve the United States’ assistance efforts to end preventable deaths of young children, newborns, and mothers in the developing world by 2030. The Reach Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chris C...

Congresswoman Jacobs Announces My Body, My Data Act to Protect Reproductive Health Data

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) announced the My Body, My Data Act, legislation to protect personal reproductive health data. The bill would create a new national standard to protect personal reproductive health data, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. By minimizing the personal reproductive health data that is collected and retained, the bill would prevent thi...

Congresswoman Jacobs Applauds Navy Announcement of Future USS Telesforo Trinidad

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Washington, D.C. - Today, at the urging of Congresswoman Sara Jacobs, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced that a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad. Last year, Congresswoman Jacobs, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, led a letter to the United States Navy calling for the Navy to name a ship after Fireman Second Clas...

House Passes Jacobs Amendment to Workforce Training Bill to Allow Funding For Supportive Services

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Washington, D.C. - The House passed an amendment authored by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) to allow funding for supportive services like child care, transportation, and health care for federal job training program participants. The Jacobs Amendment passed by voice vote as part of an en bloc amendment during floor consideration of The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2022 (H...

Congresswoman Jacobs and Congresswoman Spartz Introduce Legislation to Allow the United States to Provide Material Support and Funding to ICC Investigation Into Russian War Crimes

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05) have introduced the Investigate Russian War Crimes Act, bipartisan legislation to allow the United States to provide material support or funding to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their investigation of Russian war crimes and atrocities in Ukraine. Currently, U.S. law forbids any federal f...