Latest Jackie Speier Stories

2011-02-09 13:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new USA Today/Gallup poll that found most Americans are worried about privacy and viruses when using Facebook or Google confirms an earlier poll by Consumer Watchdog and underscores the need for a Do Not Track mechanism to protect consumers online, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group said today. The poll was released as Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, was preparing Do Not Track legislation, expected to be introduced later this week. Her bill...

2010-10-13 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ATDynamics, Inc. announced today that Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California's 12th District visited the headquarters of ATDynamics, Inc. to learn more about innovative aerodynamic technology, engineered and manufactured in South San Francisco, with the potential to save the US trucking industry over $3 billion in fuel expenditures annually. ATDynamics' technology is helping the freight industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a net profit and...

2010-09-10 12:02:00

Washington, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California last night: "The thoughts and prayers of the Bay Area and the nation go out to the victims of the natural gas explosion in San Bruno. "The Bay Area congressional delegation, led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, will work closely with state and local leaders to ensure that all necessary assistance is promptly delivered to recover...

2009-04-29 05:00:00

Landmark Bill to Advance Education and Informed Consent Recommendations Established by the Institutes of Medicine SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, announced its support of legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) entitled the "Cord Blood Education and Awareness Act of 2009." If passed, this ground-breaking legislation will require...

2005-10-07 17:47:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law on Friday that allows cities to force the sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had asked for a new law to allow greater city control over the animals following a series of fatal incidents, including a pit bull mauling in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy. "This bill will make our streets and homes safer from aggressive dogs produced by...

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