June 2018

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON NORTH KOREA SUMMIT

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump met with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

"I served on active duty under U.S. Pacific Command, and it was clear then what remains true today: the U.S. has no good military options against North Korea. That is why I’ve been consistent with my support of diplomatic efforts, including this Summit.

REPS LIEU, PASCRELL INTRODUCE RESOLUTION OF INQUIRY INTO TRUMP’S DANGEROUS ABUSE OF PARDON POWER

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced H.Res. 928, a Resolution of Inquiry directing the President and Attorney General to transmit to the House information on the President’s use of the pardon power under Article II of the Constitution.

Upon introduction, Reps. Lieu and Pascrell issued the following joint statement:

REP LIEU INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO STANDARDIZE NATIONAL ENCRYPTION POLICY

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Mike Bishop (R-MI), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) reintroduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act. The legislation would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.

Upon introduction, Mr. Lieu writes:

REPS LIEU AND FITZPATRICK PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE FISHING BILL DURING OCEAN WEEK

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), both Members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, rolled out the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which would phase out the use of large mesh drift gillnets off the coast of California and set a path toward more sustainable fishing in the region. The measure is the House companion to S.2773, which was introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

REPS LIEU AND RICE CALL FOR ETHICS INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP LAWYER'S LIES

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the Georgia State Bar to open an ethics investigation into Jay Sekulow’s false statements to the media regarding his client, Donald J. Trump. Mr. Sekulow repeatedly misled the American public by denying the President’s involvement in drafting a misleading statement regarding a Trump Tower meeting between the Trump campaign and an alleged Russian informant.

CONGRESSMAN LIEU LAUNCHES 2018 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), who is one of four computer science majors in Congress, announced the beginning of this year’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition for students in middle and high school that encourages students to learn how to code and develop computer literacy. Starting June 4, eligible students of all experience levels from CA-33 are encouraged to enter by coding and submitting their own original apps.

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