July 2016

Trump risks alienating Asian-Americans, a rising voting force

PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Murphy's family escaped Vietnam on a boat, eventually making it to the United States with aid from an American Navy ship.

Now, the 37-year-old businesswoman and defense expert is running for a House seat in Florida as a Democrat. Murphy said she would be proud to become the first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress, but even prouder that her election would mark another step toward lawmakers reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population.

Money taints government

U.S. Congressman Walter Jones, North Carolina’s 3rd District representative, has crossed the aisle to file a complaint before the Federal Election Commission seeking to end super PAC – political action committee – spending in US elections. The complaint seeks to reverse a federal appeals court ruling which created super PACs and has resulted in an explosion of spending in elections across the country. Listed on the complaint with Jones, a Republican, are California’s 33rd District Congressman Ted Lieu and Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, both Democrats.

Automotive industry promotes security best practices

Auto-ISAC, the automotive industry’s threat information sharing group industry, released its best practices for cybersecurity in automobiles. 

The guidelines address a number of security issues that have frequently been brought up by researchers, including vulnerability disclosure and supply chain management.

Automotive security became a legislative focus last year, when a video demonstrating researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely hacking Jeep Cherokee as driven went viral.

ICYMI: CONGRESSMAN LIEU NAMED FRESHMAN MVP IN HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION

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Washington - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) finished first among Freshman Democrats in the 2016 Member Online All-Star Competition.  As a result, Mr. Lieu was awarded the title of 2016 Freshman MVP.  The annual Member social media contest is hosted by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.

South Bay lawmaker, activists claim AQMD study of toxic acid used at Torrance refinery is flawed

A leading South Bay lawmaker and critic of safety at the former ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance has renewed his criticism of a regulatory study aimed at discovering whether a commercially viable alternative to the use of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid exists.

In his second letter in the past three months to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which is conducting the study, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Manhattan Beach, accused the agency of failing to look at whether the use of the potentially deadly acid with a 10 percent additive is safe.

ICYMI: REP. LIEU AND PATRICIA ARQUETTE PEN OP-ED ON WHY AMERICA NEEDS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

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ICYMI: REP. LIEU AND PATRICIA ARQUETTE PEN OP-ED ON WHY AMERICA NEEDS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Online at CNN.com, Mr. Lieu and Academy Award winning actress Patricia Arquette urge Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and call for equal rights for women.

CONGRESSMAN LIEU ANNOUNCES THE BEGINNING OF THE CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE

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LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) announced the launch of the Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to engage student creativity and promote their participation in computer science and coding. The competition will take place from July 18 to November 2 and is open to all constituents.

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