May 2017

REPS. LIEU, CLARKE, DELBENE, FLORES, AND ISSA FORM REALITY CAUCUS

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Washington - U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have formed and will serve as co-chairs of  Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies for the 115th Congress. The co-chairs released the following joint statement regarding formation of the caucus:

The Supreme Court Does Not Want to Hear This Nonsense Challenge to a Ban on Conversion Therapy

The Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to California's conversion therapy ban this week, effectively upholding the law that prohibits licensed counselors such as social workers and therapists from offering therapy aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice that's been widely discredited as ineffective and harmful.

US Supreme Court Just Made A Crucial Decision On LGBTQ Rights

It appears the United States government is finally doing right by its citizens. On Monday, The U.S. Supreme Court left intact California's 2012 law banning "gay conversion" therapy.

The measure, which will remain in place, bans licensed doctors, psychologists, family therapists, and social workers from administering any therapy that attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or identity.

REP. TED LIEU STATEMENT ON SEBASTIAN GORKA

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the news that controversial Trump Administration staffer Sebastian Gorka will be leaving his post at the White House.

“Remember that time Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton had someone with deep ties to the anti-Semitic far-right serve on their senior staff?  You can’t?  Neither can I.”

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON SCOTUS REJECTION OF CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA LAW BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a challenge to the constitutionality of the state of California’s law banning so-called “gay conversion therapy.”   Mr. Lieu authored the CA ban on conversion therapy in 2012.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S OFFSHORE DRILLING EXECUTIVE ORDER

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order that directs the Department of Interior (DOI) to review the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s current 2017-2022 five-year oil and gas leasing plan.  Under this executive order, the DOI will consider all areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas leases.

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