September 2019

US Congress members term Kashmir curfew as 'unacceptable'

As the communications blockade and curfew imposed in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) enters its second month, members of the US Congress on Saturday hit out at New Delhi for its “unacceptable restrictions.”

The letter addressed to US ambassador in India and Charge d’ Affaires, US Embassy in Islamabad deemed the Indian government’s strong-arm tactics as “a deeply ominous sign that is both incompatible with both democratic and human rights.”

REP LIEU JOINS MEMBER LETTER EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER SITUATION IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Reps. Omar, Grijalva, Levin, McGovern, Lowenthal and Beyer in urging U.S. officials in India and Pakistan to leverage U.S. relationships with Indian and Pakistani governments to deescaate the crisis in Kashmir.

In the letter, the Members urge the U.S. officials to: 

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON AIR FORCE REPORT SHOWING THAT DIVERTING FUNDS TO BORDER WALL RISKS NATIONAL SECURITY

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after NBC News reported that the Air Force compiled a report of the 51 military projects that President Trump plans to divert funds from to help pay for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

REP LIEU CELEBRATES HOUSE PASSAGE OF OFFSHORE DRILLING BAN

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act. This bill, which he cosponsored, prohibits the Department of the Interior from offering any tract for oil and gas leasing or preleasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf planning area or the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf planning area, part of which hugs Rep. Lieu’s district.

REP LIEU URGES PRESIDENT TO SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that President Trump's Domestic Policy Council plans to address homelessness following their visit to Los Angeles.  

"Combating homelessness is a serious concern in my community and others in California. While Trump’s animus towards California is well documented, if he’s serious about helping to break the cycle of homelessness, I’d work with him.

Democrats introduce bill to protect citizenship rights for military kids

A new policy is rescinding the citizenship rights of children of service members in certain situations — this bill aims to fight it. 

Last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy that would mean not all children born to American service members outside of the U.S. automatically earn citizenship.

Some military kids born outside US will no longer be automatic citizens, immigration policy says

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