January 2017

CONGRESSMAN LIEU SENDS LETTER TO FAA ADMINISTRATOR HUERTA ON CEASE AND DESIST ORDER AT SANTA MONICA AIRPORT

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta urging him to withdraw a recent cease and desist order regarding Santa Monica Airport. FAA issued the order after the City of Santa Monica began taking steps to establish its own fixed-base operator service.

DEA’s marijuana-eradication program still targets Washington, where (some) pot is legal

It’s a scene that continues to unfold in Washington state: A helicopter hovers low over the trees, deep inside a park in the Cascade Mountains; a SWAT team dressed in Kevlar rappels from the chopper to the ground; other officers, federal agents and state environmental officials move toward the site on foot, alert for armed guards, booby traps and razor fencing.

The targets of these taxpayer-funded efforts aren’t terrorism suspects or dangerous fugitives — they are marijuana plants.

Why California needs federal marijuana-eradication programs

California has a long-standing legal medical marijuana industry with a legal recreational industry on the way. It’s therefore understandable that members of our state’s congressional delegation have been asking tough questions about why the federal Drug Enforcement Administration devotes millions of dollars a year to uprooting cannabis plants in California.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE REINS ACT

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the controversial “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” or REINS Act.  The REINS Act is a radical proposal, which requires Congress to approve every major executive regulation.  Under this bill, several important environmental, public health, and consumer safety laws would be threatened.  Congressman Lieu voted against the legislation.

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