February 2018

REP LIEU HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL MULTI-DISTRICT NATIONAL SERVICE ACADEMY DAY

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) hosted the Third Annual Multi-District Service Academy Day at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. Attendees heard speakers from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

REP LIEU QUESTIONS WHITE HOUSE DECISION TO DECLINE TO RELEASE DEMOCRATIC MEMO ON RUSSIA

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House declined to release the Democratic House Intelligence Committee memo. This memo was created in response to Chairman Nunes’ memo, which was released last week and failed to include material facts about the FBI’s Russia investigation.  Rep.

REP LIEU URGES CHAIRMAN ROYCE TO HOLD HEARING ON PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY TO LAUNCH NUKES

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce calling for a hearing on the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. In 2017, Rep. Lieu reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation (H.R. 669) to underscore Congress’s role in deciding to launch a nuclear first strike, which is an act of war that only Congress can authorize.

REPS LIEU, JAYAPAL, LAWRENCE & RASKIN ASK TRUMP CHIEF OF STAFF TO EXPLAIN HIS ACTIONS REGARDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY SENIOR TRUMP AIDE

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) led a letter with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to explain when he had knowledge of the allegations of domestic abuse by White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and the actions he took given that knowledge. According to reports, Mr.

REPS LIEU AND GALLEGO TO SECRETARY MATTIS: DON’T HOLD TRUMP’S MILITARY PARADE

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Ruben Gallego (D I Arizona), both military veterans, wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to “impress upon President Trump that holding a military parade in our nation’s capital would be a frivolous, unnecessary exercise that could harm America’s image.” The letter follows reports that the Pentagon is planning a parade showcasing American military hardware at Trump’s urging. 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Gallego write:

Observer: John Kelly’s Immigrant Bashing Lands Him in Hot Water

The racist insult against Dreamers by President Donald Trump’s chief of staff was so toxic Tuesday that Fox News Channel ignored it in prime time while CNN and MSNBC played it up in heavy rotation.

The Trump enforcer, General John Kelly, told The Washington Post on a recording that some eligible residents did not file for DACA immigration status because they were “too lazy to get off their asses.”

Washington Post: Lazy? John Kelly ‘simply misses the mark,’ say DACA advocates

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Tuesday suggested that some young immigrants eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program failed to apply for the legal protections because they were too afraid — or “too lazy to get off their asses.”

Kelly’s portrayal of young immigrants as “lazy” infuriated advocates, Democratic lawmakers and “dreamers” themselves. Critics called the statement “ignorant,” “discriminatory” and “cruel.” There are many barriers to applying to DACA, advocates say, including fear, cost and misinformation. But laziness?

REP LIEU JOINS LOCAL LAWMAKERS TO VOICE OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined local lawmakers and environmental groups to express their opposition to offshore drilling in the Pacific Ocean. The event, which was hosted at the Santa Monica Pier by Sen. Ben Allen, featured a broad coalition of local leaders committed to keeping coastal ecosystems safe. Federal officials in attendance included Congresswomen Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA).

 

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