May 2020

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABANDONMENT OF OPEN SKIES TREATY

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its intention to abandon the Open Skies Treaty. The treaty promotes international military openness and transparency by allowing unarmed aerial surveillance flights over participating countries.

Rep. Lieu on President Trump: "He's Lying at a Rate I’ve Never Seen" (Podcast)

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California has been actively calling out President Donald Trump on Twitter, asserting that he is “going after the institutions of our democracy.”

SoCal in 17 host Alex Cohen sits down with Rep. Lieu to discuss these tweets. They also talk about the tragedy of Vincent Chin and how Taiwan managed to stay a step ahead in coronavirus prevention.

Producer Esther Lee then joins Alex to talk about local efforts to raise money to support Asian-owned small businesses. 

 

 

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON FIRING OF STATE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced its intention to fire State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Since the announcement on Friday night, reports say the IG's office was investigating the arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as well as Secretary Pompeo's alleged use of staff for personal errands.

State, local virus aid bill gains bipartisan momentum

New bipartisan legislation would provide $500 billion in aid to state and local governments, territories and tribes to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the smallest communities in line for a direct slice of the money, unlike some earlier iterations.

The legislation has drawn bipartisan backing in both chambers and support from several local government organizations, such as the National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the house passed the Heroes Act, which is urgently needed legislation to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It includes critical support for frontline workers, along with additional direct payments to families who are struggling, and investments in testing, small businesses and more.  

REPS LIEU AND JEFFRIES CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO INADEQUATE INMATE RELEASES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to inspector General Mike Horowitz calling for an investigation into the Justice Department and BOP’s inadequate and discriminatory response to the Covid-19 outbreaks at our prisons. This letter comes after former Trump campaign staffer Paul Manafort was put allowed to be moved to home confinement while countless inmates have not been allowed similar precautions in light of the pandemic.

In the letter, the Members write:

'Don't ask me. Ask China': Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

Donald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.”

With the stars and stripes at his back, Trump held his first press briefing since 27 April in the White House rose garden, flanked by testing equipment and swabs and signs that proclaimed: “America leads the world in testing.”

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