May 2018

REP. LIEU CELEBRATES GREEN LINE EXPANSION TO CONNECT MORE COMMUNITIES IN LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown announced the expansion of the Metro Green Line.  The Green Line project will extend the subway system from Redondo Beach to the new Regional Transit Center in Torrance. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Brown in support of this project and funding for expanded public transportation systems throughout Los Angeles County.

REPS LIEU AND RICE CALL FOR FBI INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INFLUENCE ON NRA

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray calling for an investigation into whether the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association (NRA) to funnel money into electoral campaigns. Mr. Lieu and Ms. Rice, both former prosecutors, are calling on the FBI to evaluate whether Russia illegally used the NRA to support or interfere with Senate and Congressional campaigns.

REPS LIEU, CHU AND 29 MEMBERS CALL FOR IG INVESTIGATION INTO COMMERCE DEPARTMENT CONDUCT TOWARD SHERRY CHEN

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) led a letter with 31 Members of Congress calling on the Department of Commerce's Inspector General to open an investigation into the Department's handling of disciplinary actions taken against Sherry Chen, a National Weather Service employee. In October 2014, Ms. Chen was targeted by federal investigators for alleged espionage. The Federal Bureau of Investigation later dropped all charges against Ms.

REPS LIEU, DEMINGS AND STEFANIK INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO COUNTER RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE

WASHINGTON - Today, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Val Demings (D-FL) and Elise Stefanik introduced the bipartisan ‘Defend Against Russian Disinformation Act,’ designed to strengthen America’s response to Russian interference in our elections. The bill would strengthen federal cybersecurity, support intelligence gathering, and enhance NATO military activities. It has been vetted by bipartisan national security experts.

REP LIEU URGES FDA TO CLARIFY PRACTICES AROUND TESTING OF GLYPHOSATE IN FOOD

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking for more information on the FDA's efforts to test glyphosate levels in food. The letter follows a report published in The Guardian indicating that glyphosate, the chemical commonly used in herbicides, could be found in common foods.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

REP LIEU LEADS LA REPS IN SUPPORT OF ARMY FUTURES COMMAND IN LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a group of 17 Members of Congress from greater Los Angeles expressing support for an Army Futures Command in Los Angeles. In a letter to Army Secretary Mark Esper, the Members outlined why Los Angeles would be an unparalleled hub of talent, research and innovation for the U.S. Army.

In the letter, the Members write:

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP'S NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA AND TELECOM COMPANY ZTE

WASHINGTON- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the U.S. would consider giving ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications company, "a way to get back into business, fast", after the U.S. penalized the company for making illegal shipments to Iran and North Korea.

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