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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Speaks on House Floor on Amendment to Ensure Human Rights Vetting for Section 127e Department of Defense Programs

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor today on her amendment to the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to provide human rights vetting to Section 127e Department of Defense programs. This amendment was adopted by the House and added to the overall bill, which passed the House and now goes to the Senate. During her remarks, Congresswoman Jacobs stated, “The Uni...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Secures Four Priority Amendments in NDAA

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53,) a member of the Armed Services Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee, successfully advanced four amendments this week during floor consideration of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4350). The Jacobs amendments prioritize human rights, increase oversight of security assistance, and address the root causes of conflict abroad. Congresswoman J...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs To Vote Against FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs will vote against the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) later this evening after the Jacobs-Lee amendment — which sought to remove the Republicans’ $23.9 billion increase to the defense authorization and restore the topline budget to the amount requested by President Biden and the Pentagon — went down in a floor vote. The Jacobs-Lee amendment rece...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Travels to Ethiopia on Official Congressional Delegation

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), together with Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37), visited Ethiopia to meet with government officials, civil society leaders, and humanitarian actors about the ongoing humanitarian crisis taking place in northern Ethiopia and across the region. A member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, Congressw...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Leads Floor Debate on Amendment to Remove Unnecessary Spending from NDAA

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) led debate on the House floor in support of an amendment to restore the funding authorization in the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the level requested by the President. WATCH: Jacobs speaks out against increasing Pentagon budget over White House request. Congresswoman Jacobs is a co-sponsor of the amendment form...

Congresswoman Jacobs Speaks on House Floor on Need to Invest in Child Care

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor Monday in support of including transformative investments in child care in the Build Back Better Act. Jacobs noted that millions of parents have left the workforce due to child care needs and responded to critics who claim that we cannot afford to invest in child care, citing research by Nobel Prize winning economist J...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Asks California Parents to Share Child Care Stories as Congress Writes Build Back Better Act

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San Diego, CA - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) is inviting parents and caregivers to share their child care stories with Congress as House and Senate committees draft legislative text for the Build Back Better Act. Congresswoman Jacobs has called for a transformative investment in child care, early learning and pre-k, and the care economy to be included in the legislation this fall. Last week...

Congresswoman Jacobs Questions Secretary Blinken on Failure to Address Corruption in Afghanistan, Efforts to Boost Humanitarian Aid, and Improving Peace Building and Development in Future Operations

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San Diego, CA — Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) participated in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing today with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the Afghanistan withdrawal. (Full hearing video here.) During the hearing, Congresswoman Jacobs questioned Secretary Blinken on U.S. failures to address corruption in Afghanistan, the need for the Treasury Department to issue an OFAC gener...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Writes to Chairman Bobby Scott on Implementation of Child Care Program in Build Back Better Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) wrote to Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, this week as congressional committees begin markup of the Build Back Better Act. Congresswoman Jacobs, who founded and chaired San Diego for Every Child, an initiative focused on ending childhood poverty, urged Chairman Scott to consider a federally implemented ...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Discusses Fertility Preservation with CNN

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Tags: Health

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) shared her decision to freeze her eggs in a story published today by CNN. Congresswoman Jacobs, 32, is the second youngest woman in Congress, and decided to publicly share her story in order to help destigmatize the process, encourage other people to speak openly about their path to parenthood, and highlight the need for legislation to expand access to fertility...