September 2018

REP LIEU LEADS BIPARTISAN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR UN RECONCILIATION PROCESS FOR LIBYA

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) urging UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to discourage UN partner nations from supporting armed proxies or pursuing alternative agendas that do not support the United Nations reconciliation process for Libya.

In the letter, the Members write:

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HIS HACK YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT BILL

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Hack Your State Department Act, which he introduced with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) in March. The bill will strengthen cyber defenses for the State Department by tapping ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities in State Department’s networks and data systems.

REPS. LIEU, SMITH, GARAMENDI, BLUMENAUER AND SEN. MARKEY INTRODUCE BICAMERAL BILL BANNING LOW-YIELD NUKES

WASHINGTON  - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Armed Services Ranking Member Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the bicameral Hold the LYNE—or Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive—Act. The legislation would prohibit the research, development, production and deployment of a low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

Is this Washington’s golden age of grift? Or politics as usual?

Too many bills in Congress have boring, easily forgettable names. But when Rep. Ted Lieu introduced an ­anti-corruption bill last week, he chose a catchy title: The E. Scott Pruitt Accountability for Government Officials Act of 2018.

The bill, “honoring” the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, makes it illegal for senior government officials to use public office for private gain. Not slap-on-the-wrist illegal. Up to five years in prison illegal.

REP LIEU VOTES AGAINST FUNDING FOR NEW NUCLEAR WEAPON

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after voting against funding to develop a new low-yield nuclear weapon. The funding, which was included in a minibus spending bill package, appropriated $65 million for developing and producing a low-yield nuclear warhead. The so-called tactical weapon could lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons and increase the risk of grave error.

Buzzfeed:The US Says Saudi Arabia Is Trying Really Hard Not To Kill Civilians In Yemen

The Trump administration’s certification Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and its allies are taking steps to protect civilian lives in Yemen drew an avalanche of denunciations from Congress and human rights groups, which called the claim a “farce” intended to distance the US from mounting civilian casualties.

REPS LIEU AND CALVERT LAUNCH CALIFORNIA AEROSPACE CAUCUS

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced the creation of the California Aerospace Caucus. The Caucus will provide educational opportunities and information on matters affecting the aerospace industry and the implications for California’s economy.  The caucus will promote outreach to the aerospace community, local stakeholders and constituents and work on legislative actions that support California’s aerospace industry and workers.

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