March 2018

REP LIEU AND MEMBERS URGE FBI TO LOOK AT ALLEGED CLASSIFIED LEAKS FROM KUSHNER TO SAUDI CROWN PRINCE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter of six Members of Congress to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to look into reports that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner allegedly leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman .

In the letter, the Members write:

REPS LIEU AND YOHO INTRODUCE BILL TO STRENGTHEN STATE DEPARTMENT CYBER DEFENSES

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) announce the introduction of the bipartisan Hack Your State Department Act. The bill will strengthen cyber defenses for the State Department by tapping ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities in State Department’s networks and data systems. Like the “Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act”, which Rep.

Newsweek: Trump Touts Military Cooperation with Saudi Arabia as Congress Pushes to Halt U.S. Aid over War in Yemen

President Donald Trump met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Oval Office on Tuesday, as he touted the strong relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and plans to sell military equipment to the Kingdom. 

“The relationship is probably the strongest it’s ever been. We understand each other,” Trump said during the meeting. “Saudi Arabia is a very wealthy nation and they are going to give the United States some of that wealth hopefully, in the form of jobs, in the form of the purchase of the finest military equipment in the world.

REP LIEU URGES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS U.S.-SAUDI CHALLENGES WITH CROWN PRINCE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan outlining key issues that must be addressed when the Trump Administration meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In his letter, Rep. Lieu urges Deputy Secretary Sullivan to prioritize addressing specific challenges in the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia including: the war in Yemen, the GCC dispute with Qatar, and the state of human rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

REPS LIEU AND WEBSTER INTRODUCE BILL TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE SHARK FISHERIES ABROAD

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Daniel Webster (R-FL), a member of the House Natural Resources committee, introduced the bipartisan Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act, which would require nations to meet U.S. conservation and management standards before exporting shark products to the U.S.

REPS LIEU AND POLIS LEAD BIPARTISAN LETTER CALLING FOR NO FUNDING FOR DEA CANNABIS ERADICATION PROGRAM

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Jared Polis (D-CO) are leading a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 14 Members urging Congressional leadership to prohibit millions of taxpayer dollars from being appropriated to support the Drug Enforcement Administration’s wasteful Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF LARRY KUDLOW TO NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the White House announced the appointment of Larry Kudlow as the head of the White House National Economic Council. In 2002, Mr. Kudlow wrote an op-ed about the Iraq war arguing that “the shock therapy of decisive war will elevate the stock market by a couple-thousand points.”

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