June 2020

House Dems propose strengthening Congress’ contempt power to break administration stonewalls

“We've seen unprecedented and illegal obstruction by the Trump administration to Congress,” Ted Lieu said.

House Democrats increasingly frustrated by the Trump administration for defying subpoenas are proposing legislation that would ratchet up their power to punish executive branch officials who reject their requests.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISION TO MAINTAIN DACA PROGRAM

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must continue after the Trump Administration tried to eliminate the program that allows some people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the U.S. lawfully.

REP LIEU LEADS LETTER URGING DOD TO REVERSE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a former active duty Air Force officer, sent a letter with 11 Members of Congress who served in the military or in national security fields urging the Department of Defense to rescind its transgender servicemember ban. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination, the Members argue in their letter to Defense Secretary Esper that this standard should be applied to military service too. Previously, Rep.

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