January 2015

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination?

It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because there is no federal law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination, even though many states have their own policies that are more inclusive.

Congressman Lieu participates in announcement that VA lawsuit has been settled

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald visited the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center to announce that a groundbreaking settlement has been reached by the parties in the pending appeal in Valentini v. McDonald.  The agreement will address ending homelessness among Veterans in Los Angeles and will include the development of a comprehensive master plan followed by robust implementation.

Beverly Press: Ted Lieu Goes to Bat For West L.A. Veterans

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) recently met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secretary Bob McDonald to talk about his concerns relating to veterans issues.

“Secretary McDonald and I had a very productive discussion about the Greater Los Angeles VA and how we can live up to our promise to take care of those who have sacrificed so much for our country,” Lieu said. “It is clear from my conversation with the secretary that he cares deeply about our homeless veterans.”

Rep. Ted Lieu, chamber of commerce emphasize training, education at State of the Region luncheon in Torrance

Posted: 01/23/15, 5:53 PM PST

Local leaders in business and politics gathered Friday afternoon in Torrance to take stock of the regional economy and mull where to focus their energy for continued future growth. The answer: Invest in education and workforce training.

Daily Breeze: South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu appointed to House committee overseeing federal budget

South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, will be appointed to the House Budget Committee, which addresses Social Security and Medicare funding and other fiscal matters, his office announced.

“I am thrilled to be appointed to such a crucial committee where I can put my prior budget and legislative experience to work to help all Americans,” Lieu said in a statement. “In California — the eighth largest economy in the world — we put our fiscal house in order by investing in core priorities instead of giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy.

Roll Call: Take Five with Congressman Ted Lieu

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., House Democrats’ freshman class president, talks about his turbo technology, hotel points and celebrities in prison.

Q. What was your first car? Any great memories of it?

A. It was a Ford Thunderbird Turbo. It was a black and … the inside was red, and it looked really cool.