December 2017

REP LIEU JOINS BIPARTISAN MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT TO UPDATE MUSIC LICENSING ECOSYSTEM

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined colleagues in introducing H.R. 4706, the Music Modernization Act, which updates the music licensing system with meaningful reforms for the first time in almost two decades. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill with Mr. Lieu, along with Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), and Pete Sessions (R-Texas). 

REP LIEU URGES SAUDI AND EMIRATI OFFICIALS TO LIFT BLOCKADE IN YEMEN

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) led a letter co-signed by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) to Saudi Ambassador to the United States Khaled bin Salman and Emirati Ambassador to the United States Youset al Otaiba urging their governments to end their coalition’s Yemen blockade and reopen Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings.

In the letter, the Members write:

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON LACK OF RESPONSE FROM JARED KUSHNER ON QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW YORK PROPERTY

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner failed to respond to a letter from Rep. Lieu and 12 Members of Congress about whether he has leveraged his position to acquire financial support for 666 Fifth Avenue. The letter requested Mr. Kusher to respond by December 12.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON INCLUSION OF YEMEN PROVISIONS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 into law. Congressman Lieu authored two provisions that will bring critical congressional oversight to the conflict in Yemen for the first time. Sec. 1265 requires the Departments of Defense and State to report to Congress on whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are abiding by their commitments in Yemen. Sec.

REP. LIEU INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO CREATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D­ – Los Angeles County) introduced bipartisan legislation called the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (FUTURE of AI) Act with Congressmen John Delaney (D–MD) and Pete Olson (R–TX) to create a federal advisory commission to study artificial intelligence issues. Comprised of members from federal agencies, industry, academia and labor organizations, the commission would advise the government on how to regulate and prepare for advancements in AI.

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