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  • Rep. Susan Davis Demands Trump Administration Reverse Decision to Deny Visas To Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Civil Rights

    In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined 118 of her colleagues in calling on him to reverse the discriminatory policy of denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats. On October 1, 2018, the State Department began implementing its policy to no longer issue diplomatic visas to the same-sex unmarried partners of foreign diplomats, and officials and employees of international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. All cu... Read more

  • The Federal Government Must Do Better at Protecting Voting Rights
    Posted in Editorials on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Good Government

    Election Day is a little over two months away when millions of Americans will engage in our sacred civic duty of voting. Depending on what state you live in, it could be a positive experience or a frustrating one and you may have confidence in the results or you may not. Many people do not realize that Article I section IV of our Constitution gives both states and Congress a role in election administration. Local control can be important and most state and local election officials do the best jo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis: Dismissal of Pride Flag Lawsuit “a Good Day for Justice and Equality”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the appellate court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against her for displaying a Pride Flag outside her congressional offices. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the suit after the plaintiff failed to provide the required documents to show why the case should not be dismissed. “This is a good day for justice and equality. The lower court recognized the lack of merit to this law... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis on Supreme Court Upholding Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Trump Administration’s Muslim ban. “The Supreme Court failed the American people today. We look to our courts to uphold our constitution and the ideal of equality. No one should be treated differently based on their country of origin.” Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls on Defense Secretary to End Transgender Ban in the Military
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse his recent policy decision to ban transgender Americans from serving their country in the Armed Forces. Davis joined 120 of her House colleagues in a letter to the Secretary. “We reject your policy recommendations to the President banning transgender service members ‘except under limited circumstances’ and write to express our deep oppos... 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: 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

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Require On-Campus Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, introduced legislation to create an independent on-campus advocate to help survivors of campus sexual assault navigate the administrative, legal, medical, and emotional challenges that result from an assault. Davis’s bill comes on the heels of an announcement by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to re-visit the campus sexual assault policy established by President Obama. The Survivor Outreach and Support (SOS) Camp... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump ordering a ban on transgender Americans from serving their country. “Transgender servicemembers have and are serving with honor, distinction, and courage. No evidence has been presented to warrant this ban, which is based solely on discrimination. “With the National Defense Authorization Act making its way through Congress, I will seek options to bl... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Urges Military Leaders to Reject Trump’s Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined more than 50 House colleagues in urging Defense Secretary Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Dunford to reject Trump’s ban on transgender servicemembers. “We reject the premise that the presence of transgender troops interferes with the morale or combat readiness of our Armed Forces,” the members wrote. “We also echo the request made by our Senate colleagues in their letter to Secretary ... Read more

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