December 2019

USMCA Passes House Despite Pushback from Some California Dems

WASHINGTON — A massive new trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, or USMCA, just passed the House with major bipartisan support, with every Republican in California voting for the bill. 

While many times the California Democrats unite on policy, several lawmakers from southern California voted against the measure, calling it a missed opportunity to include provisions on climate change. 

Of the 41 lawmakers that voted against USMCA, 39 were Democrats, and of those, five were from California. 

REP LIEU APPLAUDS HOUSE EFFORT TO RESTORE STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019. The bill would curb the $10,000 cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction implemented in the 2017 House GOP tax bill and would also reverse the GOP’s massive giveaway to the wealthiest tax bracket.

REP LIEU CHAMPIONS BIPARTISAN CITY AND STATE DIPLOMACY ACT IN COMMITTEE

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) championed his bipartisan bill, the City and State Diplomacy Act, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup. The bill, which subsequently passed out of committee, is co-led with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and focuses on providing federal support for state and local diplomacy efforts. The bill will establish an Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S.

REP LIEU SPEAKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the floor, Rep. Lieu explained his rationale for supporting impeaching the President. Watch the video here.

Mr. Lieu's remarks as delivered:

Thank you Chairman Nadler for your leadership.  

REP LIEU LEADS LA MEMBERS URGING ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO SUPPORT COASTAL WATER PROJECT

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter with Reps. Karen Bass, Alan Lowenthal, Adam Schiff, Nanette Barragan and Lucille Roybal-Allard to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to support the West Basin Municipal Water District’s $5 million funding request for the Harbor South Bay project within the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Fiscal Year 2020 Construction work plan.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF LIEU AMENDMENTS IN FINAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the provisions in the final bill were amendments introduced by Rep. Lieu including a requirement for a defense and diplomatic strategy for Libya, a prohibition on refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for two years and the Establishment of a process to modify the West Los Angeles National Guard armory to allow for a new homeless shelter.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF LIEU AMENDMENTS IN FINAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the provisions in the final bill were amendments introduced by Rep. Lieu including a requirement for a defense and diplomatic strategy for Libya, a prohibition on refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for two years and the Establishment of a process to modify the West Los Angeles National Guard armory to allow for a new homeless shelter.

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