April 2017

Democrats in Congress move to ban conversion therapy, labeling it ‘fraud’

In a huge step forward for LGBTQ rights, Democrats in Congress have just introduced a bill that would ban conversion therapy across the nation.

Called the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, and introduced by Representative Ted Lieu (D-Ca.), Senator Patty Murray (D-Wa.), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), the bill would label conversion therapy treatments as fraud with the Federal Trade Commission, bringing an end to most anti-LGBTQ therapy programs across the country.

Conversion therapy would end nationwide under new bill in Congress

Trying to change someone's sexual orientation could soon become a thing of the past — not to mention illegal. 

This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which would allow the Federal Trade Commission to classify practitioners of conversion therapy, a therapy meant to change a person's sexual orientation, as fraudulent. 

Trump team rolls out massive tax cut package

The Trump administration prepared Wednesday to release a tax reform plan that calls for big corporate rate cuts and an increase in standard deductions, a pricey package that could face an uphill climb in Congress.

“This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country and we are committed to seeing this through," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said during a morning forum sponsored by The Hill.

REP. TED W. LIEU STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding Yom Hashoah Ve Hagevurah – the Day of the Holocaust and the Heroism:

"Today, we mark Yom Hashoah Ve Hagevurah—the Day of the Holocaust and the Heroism. We remember the darkest chapter of our history to instill its lessons on the next generation and honor those who resisted the Nazis’ mission of hate.

Rep. Ted Lieu receives vast support at Santa Monica town hall meeting

The congressman representing UCLA and much of West Los Angeles held a town hall Thursday where he used satire, video clips and celebrities to keep the discussion light.

About 400 people packed the Santa Monica High School theater and greeted Rep. Ted Lieu with a standing ovation.

Lieu has garnered national attention in the months following the inauguration because of his vocal criticism of President Donald Trump’s administration, both online and through media interviews.

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