July 2018

REP LIEU ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF KEY PROVISION IN 2019 NDAA THAT ENSURES CRITICAL OVERSIGHT OF YEMEN CRISIS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announces the passage of a Yemen oversight provision, which he originally introduced as an amendment with Representative Ted Yoho, in the final 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Sec. 1290 requires the White House to certify to Congress that the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates led military Coalition is making a good faith effort to avoid civilian casualties, support diplomatic efforts and take measures to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

REPS LIEU, JONES AND CASTRO INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING RUSSIAN ATTACK ON U.S. OFFICIALS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s attack on United States officials with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX). The bipartisan resolution underscores the importance of defending U.S. officials from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats and emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to combating Russia’s harmful attacks on our democracy.

REPS LIEU AND YOHO URGE CONGRESSIONAL ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE LEADERS TO SUPPORT YEMEN OVERSIGHT PROVISION IN 2019 NDAA

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders to express support for a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provision that would establish certification requirements for U.S. assistance to Gulf partners operating in Yemen. The Senate version of the NDAA included Section 1266 (Certifications Regarding Actions by Saudi Arabia in Yemen), which was based on bipartisan legislation reported favorably by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in May 2018.

REPS LIEU AND RICE ISSUE STATEMENT ON FBI CHARGES AGAINST RUSSIAN NATIONAL WITH NRA TIES

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) issued the following statement after the FBI charged Russian national Mariia Butina with being an unregistered foreign agent. The FBI alleges that Butina attempted to establish a back channel of communication with American politicians, and allegedly used the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a conduit. In May, Reps.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON INDICTMENT OF 12 RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS FOR 2016 ELECTION HACKING

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 election. President Trump is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

REP LIEU AND MEMBERS URGE CHAIRMAN ROYCE TO HOLD HEARING ON NORTH KOREA’S EXPANSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), Gerald E. Connolly (D | Virginia), and Dina Titus (D | Nevada) sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce requesting a hearing on reports that the North Korean regime is stepping up its production of nuclear missles.

In the letter, the Members write:

REPS LIEU AND BEYER REQUEST IG INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF PRUITT VIOLATED FEDERAL RECORDS ACT

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-Virginia) wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to request an investigation into whether Scott Pruitt violated the Federal Records Act. The letter cited recent reports that Pruitt intentionally hid or falsified records of meetings and discussions with representatives of industries regulated by the EPA.

The lawmakers wrote: