April 2021

American Rescue Local leaders highlight American Rescue Plan

President Joe Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan and local leaders said Tuesday they are excited to use the funds to spur economic recovery efforts throughout the Westside and assist the many families who have been affected by the pandemic.

Mayor Sue Himmelrich joined Rep. Ted Lieu and his fellow co-chairs of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee this week for a virtual news conference where they spoke on how the $18.5 billion plan will be allocated to cities like Santa Monica.

REP LIEU APPLAUDS PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR RECOGNIZING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement praising President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The announcement comes on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the international community commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide, during which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in massacres and deportation campaigns carried out by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

REP LIEU LEADS BILL TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS

WASHINGTON – Today, on Earth Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) reintroduced the “Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act", which will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources.

LIEU, PADILLA, WARREN, CASTRO: CITIZENSHIP FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS IS INFRASTRUCTURE

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Senator Alex Padilla (CA), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) led a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the inclusion of the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act in the President’s upcoming infrastructure package. This legislation provides a fair, secure, and accessible pathway to U.S.

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