January 2019

Why Excluding Nuclear, Fossils With Carbon Capture & Biofuels from the Green New Deal Makes Financial & Climate Sense- #RealityCheck

The Green New Deal and multiple proposed laws and resolutions in the U.S. House (HRes.540, HR.3314, HR.3671) and Senate (SRes.632, S.987) call for the United States to move entirely from fossil fuels to clean, renewable electricity and/or all energy. A new bill was just introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), calling for the U.S. to produce 100 percent of its electric power from renewables by 2035.

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, 377-3. 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.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after House passed H.R. 268, the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. The bill will provide $12.14 billion in funding for communities impacted by recent hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other natural disasters, including those impacted by the Woolsey fire, and would re-open government.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE RESOLUTION ON STEVE KING, REJECTING WHITE NATIONALISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremecy. This resolution follows Rep. Steve King's comments to the New York Times, asking "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”, which prompted Minority Leadership to remove Rep. King from his committee roles.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON AAJC AWARD TO LINDA SARSOUR

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement:

“In October 2017, I was asked by the Asian American Justice Committee (AAJC) to celebrate the efforts of the Women’s March by presenting an award to one of the co-organizers, Ms. Sarsour. Although this was over a year ago, I hope to clear up any continued confusion that I selected Ms. Sarsour as the recipient of this award. I did not. I also did not know who Mr. Sarsour was, and met her for the first time at the AAJC event.

REPS LIEU, BROWNLEY AND SHERMAN CONDEMN TRUMP PLAN TO FUND WALL WITH DISASTER MONEY

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s potential plan to divert funding from disaster relief efforts in areas impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

REPS LIEU, BROWNLEY AND SHERMAN DENOUNCE TRUMP'S THREAT TO REVOKE FEMA SUPPORT FOR CA WILDFIRE VICTIMS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet threatening to cut off federal money to fight California wildfires.

REP LIEU INTRODUCES BOLD CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), introduced one of the boldest climate change bills in Congress. The Climate Solutions Act of 2019 encourages strong renewable energy standards by requiring that 100 percent of electricity sold in the United States be generated from renewable sources by 2035. It will also aggressively target greenhouse gases by requiring such emissions to be 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. It also creates a national energy efficiency standard. Rep.

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