June 2018

REP LIEU AND 50 MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIALLY UNLAWFUL ACTIONS BY DHS AT THE BORDER

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter of 51 Members calling for the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to open an investigation regarding reports that asylum-seekers are being turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border before being referred to an asylum officer. They also expressed dismay at Trump Administration policies that could compel families to choose between pursuing legal asylum claims or being reunited and then deported.

In the letter, the Members write:

REPS LIEU AND PASCRELL HAMMER REPUBLICANS SHIELDING TRUMP'S ABUSES

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today denounced the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee after it voted along party lines to block the passage of H. Res. 928, their Resolution of Inquiry that would impose proper oversight of Donald Trump’s abuse of the pardon power. Following the committee hearing on the resolution, Pascrell and Lieu issued a joint statement:

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING IN FAVOR OF MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim travel ban.  

“Today, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court just legitimized religious animus. It’s a shameful day for our country. We will remember this era as one where our President, fueled by hatred and bigotry, developed regressive policies to challenge, oppress and degrade the vibrancy of our country’s core values. History will not view this decision kindly.”

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REPS LIEU AND BROWN CALL ON AG SESSIONS TO WITHDRAW REQUEST FOR MILITARY JAGS AT THE BORDER

WASHINGTON, DC Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Anthony Brown (D-MD), both former Judge Advocate Generals (JAGs), sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to withdraw his request for active duty JAGs to go to the border and prosecute immigration cases. In the midst of the ongoing family separation crisis, Reps. Lieu and Brown oppose this proposal because it is unwise, inefficient and hurts our national security.

In the letter, the Members write:

REP LIEU HONORS LOCAL WINNERS OF CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDAL

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) recognized the accomplishments of three residents of California’s 33rd district who earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal for excellence. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program encourages and recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youngsters. Rep. Lieu congratulated the three winners at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. today.

REP LIEU CO-LEADS BILL TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER AND END FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER

Today, House Judiciary Committee Member Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) in leading more than 190 House Democrats in introducing the “Keep Families Together Act”, legislation that will end family separation at the U.S. border. In addition to Reps. Lieu and Nadler, original House cosponsors of the legislation include: Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and House Democratic leadership.

REPS LIEU AND HURD URGE HOUSE CAO TO ADOPT MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION IN THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, DC Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Will Hurd (R-TX) sent a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer in the U.S. House of Representative urging him to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) across House networks and platforms. MFA improves information security and can help reduce the House’s susceptibility to cyberattacks.

In the letter, the Members write:

TOMORROW: REP LIEU, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REFUGEES, AND FAITH LEADERS SPEAK ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY

WASHINGTON, DC - In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will join Members of Congress, Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, refugees and faith leaders to talk about Congress’s bipartisan commitment to welcome and protect refugees. According to the UN, there are 25.4 million refugees globally but the U.S. has only admitted 14,331 as of May 31, 2018. Reps.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON SAUDI COALITION OPERATION ON PORT CITY OF HODEIDAH

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates initiated an offensive in the port city of Hodeidah. The port is a major lifeline for Yemen, as the majority of food and aid enters through Hodeidah. In 2018, Rep.

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