April 2019

Liberal and Moderate Democrats Unveil An Infrastructure Road Map With No Price Tag As Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Prepare to Meet Trump

WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of House Democrats is laying out an infrastructure plan road map that calls on the federal government to provide the majority of funding and warns against repealing environmental regulations.

REPS LIEU, KRISHNAMOORTHI AND CRIST LEAD 90 MEMBER INFRASTRUCTURE RESOLUTION OUTLINING NEED FOR BOLD, JOB-CREATING INVESTMENTS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-Florida) announced the reintroduction of a resolution of key principles for investing in our country’s infrastructure. In an op-ed in The Hill, the Members explain why any infrastructure investment must benefit all Americans, and create jobs instead of corporate handouts. The Resolution is supported by 90 Members of Congress.

REPS LIEU, GONZALEZ-COLON, AND PLASKETT INTRODUCE BILL TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) introduced the “Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act,” which will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources. The bill creates a grant program for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grids and micro grids projects as well as training local residents.

REPS LIEU AND ALLEN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF U.S.-ISRAEL ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced a resolution reaffirming the importance of the U.S.’s economic relationship with Israel. The resolution highlights the many ways U.S.-Israel economic cooperation has benefitted both countries, including encouraging technological innovation and scientific advancement.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

REPRESENTATIVES LIEU, KUSTER, THOMPSON, DAVIS INTRODUCE THE BEAR PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman Rodney Davis, Congressman Glenn Thompson and Congresswoman Ann Kuster introduced H.R. 2264, the Bear Protection Act. The bill seeks to prohibit the import, export, possession, transport and sale of bear organs. Allowing commercial bear poaching for their organs puts them at risk for inhumane treatment. In California, it is already unlawful to sell or purchase the meat, skin, hide, teeth, claws, or other parts of any bear.

REP LIEU CALLS FOR ANSWERS ON U.S. ROLE IN RECENT CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN YEMEN

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan asking for answers on how much the U.S. is assisting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. While the Administration rightly halted refueling assistance in November 2018, it is unclear how much the U.S. continues to assist the coalition in conducting operations and what specific forms of assistance are being provided.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu wrote:

New Armenian Genocide Resolution Locks-In Official Recognition, Rejects Denial, Encourages Public Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On the eve of the Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) were joined by over 70 of their U.S. House colleagues in introducing a new Armenian Genocide Resolution aimed at establishing, as a matter of U.S. policy, 1) the rejection of Armenian Genocide denial, 2) ongoing official U.S. government recognition and remembrance of this crime, and 3) the importance of education about the Armenian Genocide in preventing modern-day atrocities, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

REP LIEU, 25 MEMBERS URGE DOJ TO STOP ATTACK ON HEALTHCARE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with 26 Members calling on the Department of Justice to end its support of lawsuits aiming to strike down the protections of the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the Republican-led lawsuits would jeopardize the healthcare of millions, especially those with pre-existing conditions.

In the letter, the Members write:

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