November 2017

REP LIEU APPLAUDS END OF TRUMP SOHO FINANCING THROUGH PUBLIC FUNDS

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after CIM Group announced it would end its contract with the Trump Organization. This decision comes after Rep. Lieu sent two letters, one of which was signed by 12 California Members of Congress, urging the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest its funds from CIM Fund III because it financed Trump SoHo.

REP LIEU CALLS FOR BRIEFING ON FBI HACKING NOTIFICATION PRACTICES

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting that he brief Congress on the FBI’s notification policy regarding cyberattacks against current and former U.S. government officials. The letter follows reports that the FBI, despite knowing about the threat, did not notify potential U.S. targets that their personal Gmail accounts could be vulnerable to Russian hacking.

REP LIEU URGES PENTAGON TO EXPLAIN REPORTS OF UNDERREPORTED CIVILIAN CASUALTIES FROM AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging the Department of Defense to respond to and take corrective actions following a New York Times story suggesting the Pentagon underreported civilian casualties resulting from airstrikes against ISIS. Rep. Lieu, who served on active duty as a JAG, asked for clarification on the steps the Pentagon is taking to mitigate civilian casualties during Operation Inherent Resolve.

 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu asked:

REP LIEU CALLS ON DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO PROTECT FUNDING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined 11 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging the Department to reverse its decision to realign funding for homeless veterans from the Specific Purpose Fund to the General Purpose Fund. This change could jeopardize the VA’s ability to ensure that veterans in the program have access to a case manager—a  critical part of procuring medical help, affordable housing and substance abuse counseling for those who need it the most.

REP LIEU CALLS FOR INCREASING CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF SAUDI ARABIA

WASHINGTON -Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce asking for oversight on Saudi Arabia’s increasingly aggressive approach towards its neighbors in the Middle East. The letter follows the arrests of numerous Saudi elites and the Lebanese Prime Minister’s sudden resignation.

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