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  • Bill Seeks to Ease Troops' Access to Food Aid
    Posted in In the News on November 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Despite steep pay raises since the 9/11 terror attacks, too many military personnel still struggle to feed their families and need an easier way to get food stamps, according to a new bill from a San Diego congresswoman. Susan Davis has introduced the Military Hunger Prevention Act in a bid to exempt the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing — a central component of most troops’ compensation — when determining eligibility for food stamps and 17 other federal food programs. The legislation comes... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces the Military Hunger Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) moved to aid military families being blocked from benefits that help them put food on the table. Rep. Davis, the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, introduced the Military Hunger Prevention Act to ensure eligibility for food supplement benefits for servicemembers and their families. “Those who make great personal sacrifices in service to our country should not have to struggle to provide regular, nutritious meals to their families,” sa... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group Introduces Resolution Calling On E.U. To Fully Designate Hizballah As A Terrorist Organization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security

    Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) joined with Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Susan Davis (D-CA) to introduce a resolution (H. Res. 750) urging the European Union (EU) to designate the entirety of Hizballah as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on the organization and its members. Currently, the EU only designates Hizballah’s military wing as a terrorist organizati... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Secures Personnel Benefits in National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Parental leave and student loans for servicemembers were benefits that U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) added to National Defense Authorization Act during consideration of the bill in the House Armed Services Committee. “The House Armed Services Committee came together in a bipartisan manner to improve on personnel benefits to continue our commitment to taking care of our military families,” said Davis, Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. “As we move forward, I will seek w... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Leaves Mark on National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Military Personnel, included a number of policy provisions to increase benefits available to our men and women in uniform. The Subcommittee approved its portion of the working draft of the National Defense Authorization Act. “The Subcommittee has worked in a bipartisan manner to craft the Personnel section of the NDAA to allow the services to recruit and retain service members and continue our commitment to taking care o... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Obama’s plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. “Congress should lift the restrictions that have prevented the President from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. “The detention facility runs contrary to American values and it is time to remove this stain on our democracy. Guantanamo does nothing to keep us safe and, in fac... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on the USS John P. Murtha Being Homeported in San Diego
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the announcement of the USS John P. Murtha, a San Antonio-class amphibious landing ship, being homeported in San Diego. The late John Murtha served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 41 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. “I was proud to learn that the USS Murtha was going to call San Diego its home. John was a friend, a colleague, and valuable member of the Hou... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Demands a Vote to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) took action to force a vote on commonsense, life-saving legislation to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. Rep. Davis signed a discharge petition to bring the bipartisan Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act (H.R. 1076) immediately up for a vote. The bill would close the dangerous loophole that allows suspected terrorists on the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist to legally buy deadly weapons. “People that our government suspects of having ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Give Members of Military Full Access to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    The words on the United States Supreme Court building read “Equal Justice Under Law.” Yet some service members are denied access to the nation’s highest court. To correct this inequity in the military justice system, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced legislation to grant these service members access to the Supreme Court. “It’s unjust to deny members of our Armed Forces access to our system of justice as they fight to preserve this very system,” said Davis, Ranking Member of Military P... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Applauds Navy Announcement to Expand Support for Women and Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement on the policy changes proposed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. In a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 13, 2015, Secretary Mabus announced his intention to increase maternity leave from 6 to 12 weeks, expand the hours of childcare facilities by 4 hours, and increase assignment opportunities for women. “Women have served with distinction, including under combat conditions. Yet it is... Read more

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