February 2019

Federal Watchdog Initiates Investigation into VA Dog Testing

WASHINGTON — The controversy surrounding the continued use of dogs in medical experiments at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities heated up again this week when the agency’s inspector general announced it would initiate an investigation into the practice.

Five House members urged the VA Inspector General in December to find how many VA studies continued to use dogs following the approval of a new law last year that sought to prevent them.

Is Robert Mueller's Investigation Really Almost Done? Congress Will ask Matthew Whitaker on Friday

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress will have their first – and probably only – chance to question acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday, and there’s a lot they want to ask: Has the White House tried to interfere in the criminal investigations surrounding the president? Has Whitaker revealed secrets to the White House? 

Ted Lieu: One of the Best Things About SOTU Was Nancy Pelosi 'Looking Down' at Trump

Tuesday on MSNBC’s special coverage the State of the Union speech, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said one of the best things about the speech was seeing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sitting behind Trump “looking down at him.”

Lieu said, “The two best things about the State of the Union tonight were that when you looked at Congress you saw the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.”

He added, “The second best thing was to see Speaker Pelosi sitting behind Donald Trump looking down at him.”

Ted Lieu Tells Trump That His Dreams of a Border Wall are Dead

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu told Donald Trump on Saturday that his border wall is not even part of the ongoing bipartisan negotiations to keep the government funded past the upcoming Feb. 15 deadline.

In an interview with MSNBC‘s AM Joy, Lieu said it’s not just Democrats who have taken the wall off the table. Even Republicans don’t view it as a priority, he said.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON SUSPENSION OF NUCLEAR TREATY WITH RUSSIA

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. The treaty, which was ratified in 1987, places limits on intermediate-range nuclear missile development by Russia and the U.S.

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