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  • Rep. Susan Davis Secures $2.8 Billion for Military Widows and Major Policy Reforms in Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, successfully fought to extend survivor benefits for 63,000 military widows in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House today. These widows will receive approximately $2.8 billion in benefits over the next ten years. The benefit for widows of servicemembers who died on active duty, called the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA), was set to expire next spring. In the ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Partisan Bill to Fund Community Health Centers and Children’s Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on passage of the partisan bill to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers. “I wanted to vote for this bill but the final product put partisanship before patients. Instead of working to get Democrats to yes, this bill asks some seniors to pay more for prescription drugs and slashes preventative health programs. This is just a day after introducing a tax plan that explodes the deficit by $1.5 trillion. “... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: GOP Budget Threatens U.S. Economy and Puts our Nation’s Most Vulnerable at Risk
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Good Government

    Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on passage of the Republican Budget in the House of Representatives. “If a budget is supposed to set priorities for our nation, this budget holds the American people in little regard. This budget threatens job creation and the drastic cuts to Medicare and Medicaid would put our nation’s most vulnerable at risk. Such cuts would be devastating to seniors, veterans, and our children. “It would put a college degree farther out of reach for ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Trump's Decision to Decertify the Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on President Trump's announcement that he would not certify Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. "The United States has always been a leader in reducing nuclear proliferation across the globe, until now. President Trump’s failure has just cracked the door open to Iran having nuclear weapons capabilities. It is clear President Trump doesn’t want to lead on this issue so it is up to Congress to uphold this agreem... Read more

  • U.S. Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Transgender Servicemembers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Susan Davis (CA-53), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) today announced the introduction of H.R. 4041, a bipartisan bill to protect transgender members of the U.S. military by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 201... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Trump Ending Health Care Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis released the following statement on reports that President Trump intends to end federal subsidies to help millions of American families afford health care. “This is yet another example of President Trump’s failed leadership. He can’t get his way on health care so he is punishing millions of American middle class families across the country. This will also undermine bipartisan talks taking place in Congress to stabilize insurance markets. “It’s a sad day when an America... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Introducing the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Good Government

    Congresswoman Susan Davis joined over 100 of her House colleagues in introducing legislation to ban bump stocks like the those used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas where 59 people were murdered. “With rare exemptions, fully automatic weapons are illegal in America and the reason for that was on deadly display in Las Vegas,” said Rep. Davis, a member of the House Gun Violence Task Force. “If fully automatic weapons are banned then a device, such as a bump stock, that converts semi-automatic we... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Force a Vote to Protect Dreamers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Susan Davis took action to protect Dreamers and force a vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to allow young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in this country legally. Rep. Davis and over 100 of her House Democratic colleagues signed a discharge petition. Once the petition is signed by a majority of members, the House would be forced to take a vote on the legislation. Rep. Davis is also urging her Republicans colleagues... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces Student Loan Relief Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As Congress gears up to renew the Higher Education Act, U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, the Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, introduced two bills to provide student loan relief. “The debt saddling students when they leave college hurts not only the students but impacts our economy,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Massive student debt makes it harder for graduates to buy a home or maybe venture out on a new startup. Federal student ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Title IX Rescission Undermines Efforts to Protect Rights and Safety of Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, the Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on the decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse President Obama’s Title IX policy to protect survivors of sexual assault. Davis recently introduced the SOS Campus Act, to help survivors and prevent campus sexual assault. “This decision undermines efforts to protect the rights and safety of our students. The Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration has be... Read more

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