April 2018

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL INCLUDING LIEU AMENDMENT

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes provisions to reduce noise pollution and an amendment authored by Mr. Lieu. This amendment will require the National Research Council to write a report assessing the existence of non-leaded fuels that can be used by piston-powered planes.

REPS LIEU AND BEYER CONFIRM INSPECTOR GENERAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT’S CONDUCT

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-VA) released the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General’s letter confirming that the IG is reviewing Administrator Scott Pruitt’s conduct in office. The letter was a response to calls by Mr. Lieu and Mr.

REP LIEU CELEBRATES $2.4 BILLION GRANT FOR LOS ANGELES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EXPANSION

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was awarded $2.4 billion to expand Los Angeles’ transportation system, including lengthening the Metro Green Line. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Edmund Brown, Jr.

CNN: Dem reps seek answers on Trump's cell phone use

Washington (CNN)Two Democratic lawmakers are inquiring about the steps the White House is taking to make sure President Donald Trump's personal communications are protected after it was reported that Trump has ramped up the use of his personal cell phone.

 

Wednesday morning, Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona sent a letter asking the heads of the White House Communications Agency, the Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence several questions about their security protocol for the President's communications.

 

SC Magazine: Dem lawmakers ask White House, Secret Service, for answers on security of Trump's personal Android use

After unnamed sources reported President Trump was again heavily using his personal cell phone, possibly an unsecured Android, a pair of congressional Democrats are asking two Democratic lawmakers are asking the Secret Service, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) what steps are being taken to ensure that the president's communications are secure.

 

REPS LIEU AND GALLEGO CALL FOR CLARITY ON PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL CELL PHONE USE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) urging their office heads to clarify steps the White House is taking to ensure the President’s communications are protected.

REP LIEU LEADS BIPARTISAN LETTER PUSHING FOR U.S. PLAN TO FREE IRAN HOSTAGES

WASHINGTON- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along wth Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), led a bipartisan letter with 46 members requesting information from Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan on the Trump Administration’s efforts to secure the release of American citizens and permanent U.S. residents held hostage by Iran’s government. Today, there are more than six American citizens and permanent U.S. residents held by the Iranian regime as an attempt to have leverage over the United States.  

MEMBERS URGE ACTION TO PROTECT EVIDENCE GATHERED BY SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER

WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill that would preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event that President Trump fires him.

Upon introduction, Mr. Lieu said:

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