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January 7, 2020 In The News

Army Pfc. Robert Fletcher restarted his life in Ann Arbor after the Korean War, the trauma of combat and captivity never far from his mind. He'd survived nearly three years of extreme hunger, freezing temperatures and psychological abuse as a prisoner of war in Camp No. 5 along the banks of the Yalu River that divides China and North Korea.

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January 7, 2020 In The News

Army Pfc. Robert Fletcher restarted his life in Ann Arbor after the Korean War, the trauma of combat and captivity never far from his mind. 

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January 6, 2020 In The News

MONTEREY – A bill to address the potentially deadly valley fever disease was co-introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, in December.

HR 5438, the End Valley Fever Now Act, was introduced on Dec. 16 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and to the Committee on Ways and Means.

January 3, 2020 In The News

Members of California’s congressional delegation react to President Trump’s authorization of the drone attack that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad Thursday:

December 27, 2019 In The News

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills that would allow airports to restrict flight times, require the Federal Aviation Administration to give greater primacy to noise impacts when developing flight routes and procedures and allow local communities to have a significant say in developing flight plans.

December 27, 2019 In The News

Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Donald Trump.

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December 25, 2019 In The News

Residents who live near San Francisco International Airport may soon be hearing less noise from airplane flights thanks to a series of new bills that aim to mitigate the noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, announced Monday.

December 25, 2019 In The News

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Residents who live near San Francisco International Airport may soon be hearing less noise from airplane flights thanks to a series of new bills that aim to mitigate the noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) announced Monday.

December 24, 2019 In The News

From The Office of Jackie Speier: Monday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced the introduction of five bills to mitigate the scourge of airport noise that plagues communities across the country. Rep.

December 23, 2019 In The News

Have you heard of the ‘For Country’ caucus? In a political moment defined by acrimony above all else, this caucus brings together members of Congress who have served in the military — Democrats and Republicans. They meet regularly and work together on interests of common concern, including defense, but also beyond.

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