March 2019

Ted Lieu Pummels Trump With Facts: Hate Groups Are Rising Again After They Fell Under Obama

Democratic congressman Ted Lieu of California dropped a fact check on Donald Trump on Saturday, reminding him that white supremacy is a growing threat, despite the president’s false assertion that it’s no big deal.

“In the last three years of Barack Obama’s presidency, hate groups declined,” the Democratic lawmaker said. “Now we have a 30 percent increase in hate groups and white supremacy groups that correspond with Donald Trump’s presidency.”

Lieu said:

Stuck Behind a Fox News NDA? Ted Lieu Wants to Speak with You

Fox News has come under fire over their Non-Disclosure (NDA) practices and California Rep. Ted Lieu is fighting back.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, made clear in no uncertain terms Thursday morning that Fox News’ NDA agreements would no longer be allowed to stymie investigative efforts of House committee inquiries or other investigations. He urged those who want to speak with him or other, but can’t due to these agreements, to contact him.

REPS LIEU AND STEFANIK REINTRODUCE BILL TO DEVELOP DIRECTED ENERGY DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY WITH ISRAEL

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), who previously served on active duty, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act. The legislation authorizes the Department of Defense to carry out bilateral cooperation with Israel to develop directed energy capabilities that address threats to both nations.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

REP LIEU CELEBRATES HISTORIC PASSAGE OF ANTI-CORRUPTION BILL, LIEU AMENDMENT PROHIBITING TAXPAYER-FUNDED PRIVATE JET TRAVEL

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after H.R. 1 passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests. It is an historic package of democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will ensure that the American people come first in our democracy.

House Democrats to Investigate Mysterious Qatar-Linked Cash Infusion That Bailed Out Jared Kushner

On Friday, Axios reported that House Democrats want to investigate the curious lease that bailed out the real estate company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — and whether the Qatari government, which was heavily invested in that deal, has influence over Kushner’s foreign policy work in the White House.

REP LIEU AMENDMENT TO STOP TAXPAYER-FUNDED PRIVATE JET TRAVEL IS ADOPTED, WILL BE INCLUDED IN FINAL HR 1 VOTE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on his amendment to H.R. 1, the SWAMP FLYERS, or “Stop Waste and Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards” Amendment.  The Amendment was adopted by voice vote and will be included in the final H.R. 1 bill. The amendment would prohibit Trump Administration officials from using taxpayer funds for non-commercial air travel.

REPS LIEU AND BEYER CALL FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO JARED KUSHNER'S SECURITY CLEARANCE

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to open a criminal investigation into reports that Jared Kushner intentionally omitted contacts on his security clearance forms.

In the letter, the Members write:

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