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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Budget and Finance

Congressman Lieu at a recent Budget Committee Hearing


“In California—the eighth largest economy in the world—we put our fiscal house in order by investing in core priorities instead of giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy.  I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to set national budget policy that raises the wages of the middle class; protects Medicare and Social Security, and invests in infrastructure, education, and innovation.”


More on Budget and Finance

July 23, 2015 In The News

Lieu, Pelosi advocate for infrastructure investments

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/22/2015

Federal funding used to rebuild and repair system

With the California Incline reconstruction site in Santa Monica as a backdrop, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) hosted a press conference on July 17 with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, and other county leaders to highlight the need for infrastructure investment.

July 22, 2015 Press Release

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued a statement after the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform unanimously passed the Quarterly Financial Report Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3116).   This legislation was introduced by Congressman Lieu and reauthorizes the Department of Commerce’s Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) program – a principal economic indicator set to expire on September 30 – for 15 years.

July 21, 2015 In The News

Steve Corbin, Special to The Desert Sun 10:58 a.m. PDT July 21, 2015

Nationwide polling data clearly indicates that an overwhelming majority of voters support four national strategic policy ideas, known as the No Labels National Strategic Agenda.

July 21, 2015 In The News

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:14 am

Brandon Dupré / Staff Writer

Santa Monica residents made it abundantly clear at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the Santa Monica Airport has overstayed its welcome, but yet it remains – for how long is now the question.

Despite the near 40 members of the public who addressed Council on Tuesday night expressing their opposition to the city’s proposed new leases with the Santa Monica Airport and other tenants, some hoping for an immediate shut-down of the Airport, Council agreed to a range of tenant leases.

July 21, 2015 In The News

By Matthew Hall on July 18, 2015 in Transportation


Congressional leaders used Santa Monica’s California Incline project as a backdrop while advocating for a long-term reinvestment in American infrastructure last week.

July 20, 2015 In The News

Pelosi and Lieu were joined by local Los Angeles County leaders to discuss ways to grow the economy, create jobs through vital expanded transportation & infrastructure funding

Santa Monica, CA – July 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosted a press conference this morning to discuss the urgent need for expanded, long-term infrastructure investment in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and cities across America.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Lawmaker wants to cut DEA's pot-killing budget

WASHINGTON –  A California lawmaker is pushing to get rid of the Drug Enforcement Administration's pot eradication program, arguing it's fiscally irresponsible to spend millions burning up marijuana plants at a time when several states are legalizing the drug. 

March 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) made the following statement after Republican Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price released House Republicans’ budget plan for the fiscal year 2016.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the below statement following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget:

January 26, 2015 In The News

On the first day of the 114th Congress, the House of Representatives enacted a budgetary rule change that could radically alter our nation’s budgets.