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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

May 2015

REP. LIEU CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL TARGETING OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) led over 20 of his House Democratic colleagues on a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting an investigation into whether race and national origin were factors in the case of Sherry Chen, a Federal employee with the National Weather Service who was arrested on suspicion of espionage.  Two months ago, all charges against Ms. Chen were abruptly dismissed.  Beyond Ms.

Democratic House Freshman Aims To Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy As “Fraud”

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a federal bill to ban commercial efforts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity — often called conversion therapy.

“The public views conversion therapy as quackery, as something that harms people,” Lieu told BuzzFeed News on Monday afternoon, just after landing back in D.C. from California. “Eventually, I believe Congress will catch up to that, but you do need to start somewhere, so that’s why we’re introducing this legislation.”

MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman Lieu Announces Press Conference Introducing the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On Tuesday, May 19, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) will introduce the first federal ban on so-called “conversion therapy”. Conversion therapy, which seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is a dangerous but often overlooked form of discrimination against LGBT Americans.

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