March 2021

REP LIEU, CHAIRMAN NADLER AND SEN BOOKER INTRODUCE BILL TO CURB MONEY BAIL

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the reintroduction of his Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Senate co-lead Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ). The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their existing bail systems with assessments made on proven data outcomes—a more just system for evaluating the flight and safety risk of defendants facing trial.

REP LIEU CELEBRATES WINNERS OF CA-33's CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

WASHINGTON  - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s seventh-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition virtually. Students from 21 different high schools submitted 154 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 75 photographs, 24 paintings, 25 drawings, 15 mixed-media pieces, and 15 other pieces that included computer-generated art. The winner, Ethan Azari from Palisades Charter High School, submitted a piece called The Persistence of Love. 

“HE’S GIVEN PEOPLE MORE PERMISSION TO HARM ASIAN AMERICANS”: TED LIEU ON THE ATLANTA MURDERS AND WHAT TRUMP’S RACIST RHETORIC HAS DONE TO AMERICA

Last Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed eight people at three different spas in the Atlanta area. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent, yet within hours of arresting the suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, authorities were seemingly happy to take his word for it that the killings were not motivated by racism but a sexual addiction he wanted to “eliminate,” as though one can’t be a racist and a misogynist simultaneously.

REP. LIEU APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPAND WOMEN’S RIGHTS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed two critical items of legislation to advance and protect the rights of women. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 would revive and expand protections for survivors of sexual assault and violence, particularly those in marginalized communities. H.J.

REP. LIEU CONGRATULATES KATHERINE TAI ON HER CONFIRMATION AS U.S. TRADE REP

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative. Previously, Tai served as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Before that, she served as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement at USTR.

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