March 2018

REP LIEU PRESSES NRA FOR ANSWERS ON ALLEGED LINKS TO RUSSIA

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the National Rifle Association seeking an explanation regarding reports that allege the NRA may have received unlawful contributions or assistance from Russian individuals with links to the Kremlin. It is illegal for foreign individuals to make contributions in U.S. elections. Mr.

REP LIEU QUESTIONS NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL ABOUT PROCESS FOR DISCLOSING CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITIES

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Rob Joyce, Cybersecurity Coordinator for the National Security Council, about the Administration’s recently released Vulnerabilities Equities Policies and Process (VEP), the NSC’s official guidance for the decisionmaking process regarding disclosure of cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the public.

REPS LIEU AND CASTRO QUESTION WHY STATE DEPARTMENT FUNDS FOR COUNTERING ELECTION MEDDLING ARE UNSPENT

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why the State Department has not used any of the resources Congress allocated with bipartisan support in 2017 to counter foreign propaganda designed to influence elections and undermine democracies. In the letter, the Congressmen ask the Secretary why State has not enacted Congress’s bipartisan directive to address foreign disinformation campaigns.

In the letter, the Members write:

REPS LIEU AND RICE CALL FOR FBI INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIAL ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN PAYMENTS BY TRUMP ASSOCIATES

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) requested that FBI Director Christopher Wray open an investigation into two questionable payments made by President Trump’s longtime associates during the election. Just before the election, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford, who allegedly had an affair with President Trump, as a way to buy her silence.

Politico Pro: Lieu drops two consumer data protection bills

Rep. Ted Lieu is introducing a pair of bills designed to better safeguard personal data and allow consumers affected by data breaches to sue the company at fault.

The measures come the same day credit reporting giant Equifax announced that the personal information of 2.4 million more Americans was compromised by the colossal data breach the firm disclosed late last year, raising the total victim count to 147.9 million.

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