December 2020

REP LIEU BILL ESTABLISHING INSPECTORS GENERAL WEBSITE PASSES CONGRESS

WASHINGTON -Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House and Senate passed the Oversight.gov Authorization Act as a part of a larger omnibus bill.  The bill establishes and authorizes funds for a central website where inspectors general can upload reports to be read by the public. Rep. Lieu introduced the House version of this bill with Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA).

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON BIDEN CABINET NOMINEES

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on President-Elect Joe Biden's nominees for his Administration. 

"I am thrilled that in a little over a month, we will swear in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. So far, the slate of nominees President elect Biden has announced gives me hope and confidence that our government and our country will be in extremely capable hands once again. 

REP LIEU'S DRIFTNET MODERNIZATION BILL PASSES HOUSE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which he introduced along with Rep. Fitzpatrick this Congress. The bill, which shares identical language with the Senate-passed companion measure, S.

Chinese American WWII Veterans claim their place in history

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hosted a virtual Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday at the White House in honor of the nearly 20,000 Chinese American WWII Veterans .  This was a long overdue recognition for so many Chinese Americans WWII veterans and their families.

Hundreds of celebrants watched the ceremony streamed on Youtube with Pelosi making the opening remarks, followed by the National Anthem, Color Guards and a prayer.  There were old photos of the veterans in uniform that scrolled across the screen-the faces of brave Americans.

REP LIEU HONORS CHINESE AMERICAN WWII VETERANS AT CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement after Congress held a virtual ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Chinese American veterans of World War II. The ceremony recognized the contributions made by more than 18,000 Chinese American World War II veterans. Congressman Lieu, along with Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA) led the passage of the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act, which ensured these heroes could be honored.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF BILL ON CANNABIS REFORM

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (H.R. 3884), or MORE Act. If signed into law, the MORE Act would remove cannabis from federal drug schedules under the Controlled Substances Act and enable states to create their own regulatory framework for cannabis. Additionally, the measure would facilitate the expungement of federal marijuana convictions and incentivize states to make similar changes.

REPS LIEU AND RICE CALL FOR DC BAR REVIEW OF STATEMENTS MADE BY TRUMP LAWYER JOSEPH DIGENOVA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the disciplinary arm of the District of Columbia Bar, to investigate statements made by Mr. Joseph E. diGenova, one of President Donald Trump’s attorneys. In the letter, Reps.