February 2020

Trump signals he’s prepared to give farmers more federal aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.

The Trump administration over the past two years has committed to providing farmers with $27 billion in assistance. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has said that a third year of financial assistance would not be necessary since China had committed to increasing its agriculture purchases under a trade deal.

Rep. Ted Lieu Visits Topanga After Impeachment Hearings

A warm day greeted Congressman Ted W. Lieu, U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district, when he arrived at the Topanga Library on February 8 to meet with constituents and talk about the impeachment, the 2020 Census, and Veterans’ housing.

The brunch-time event was hosted by Dorothy Reik, President of the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), and  brought the politician and the public together for a productive town hall meeting.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON $1.3 BILLION IN FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING FOR LA METRO PURPLE LINE EXTENSION

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation transmitted to Congress the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 3 Project. Following a 30-day Congressional Review Period, Los Angeles County Metro will receive nearly $1.3 billion in funding for the project.

'24/7, 365 days a year threat': Russian information warfare continues in 2020, FBI director says

The FBI's Director Christopher Wray said that Russian disinformation efforts continue heading into the 2020 elections.

“It never stopped,” Wray told the House Judiciary Committee last week. “It happened in 2016, and it’s been continuing ever since then. It may have an uptick during an election cycle, but it’s a 24/7, 365 days a year threat.”

Rep. Ted Lieu Brings Olympic Gold Medalist to SOTU

WASHINGTON — As Congress tries to shift back into work mode, we wrap up a busy week, from President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate to the Iowa Caucus to the controversial State of the Union address. 

Every year, California congressmen are able to bring a chosen guest from their district to the State of the Union. There Spectrum News 1 heard many stories of triumph and sorrow over an array of key issues, like immigration, environment, and affordability. 

Mr. Reynolds Goes to Washington: Imagine Dragons Frontman Takes His Fight For LGBTQ+ Rights to DC

“Before today, I would have told you my mission is to put on a festival every year and try to change the culture within faith in regard to LGBTQ issues. But now I feel like I have a new added mission, which is to try to change legislation and push bills, and make real changes within our politics as well.” 

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