Civil Rights and Social Justice
Congressman Lieu joins civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and House Democrats during the House Democrats Sit-In on Gun Control
"I am fully committed to ensuring and protecting the civil rights of all Americans. I vehemently stand against any sort of racial, cultural, or religious intolerance that threatens to divide the melting pot our country has become. If we want to uphold the principle of equality that this country prides itself on, we must not let fear tear us apart."
"As an immigrant from Taiwan, I am proud to be a strong advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Congress. As an executive board member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I am dedicated to promoting the well-being of the AAPI community."
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Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) applauded Members of Congress for pressing the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement arm of the service, to crack down against illegal animal fighting shipments that continue to be uncovered by AWA in their ongoing investigations. The lawmakers specifically call out the shipment of thousands of fighting birds shipped through the U.S. mail from cockfighters in the states to the U.S. territory of Guam.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted along with his Democratic colleagues to pass the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a generation bill to lower the everyday costs that burden working families – from health care to child care and more. The bill is fully paid for by making big corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share.
On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, after it had passed both the U.S. Senate and House with bipartisan support.
Washington (CNN) - Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's call for "one religion" in the US to win the battle of good versus evil has garnered sharp backlash from a range of critics.
WASHINGTON — When Democrats in Congress set out to try to enact President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda, it quickly became apparent that resolving policy differences might be the least of their problems.
The problem was trust.
It quickly brought the process to a standstill, and thawing the tension took days of back-and-forth negotiations, reassurances from Biden, an effort by the Congressional Black Caucus to brainstorm solutions that could appease both sides and weeks of diplomacy overseen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into the posting of an animated video by Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) that depicts him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging two swords at President Biden.
In a tweet, Pelosi urged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to join in condemning the “horrific video” and supporting investigations by the House Ethics Committee and law enforcement.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted an explicit animated video that depicts him killing AOC and attacking President Biden with swords. Democrats have called for action against the Arizona Republican but Republicans have remained silent. Rep. Ted Lieu and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat join Zerlina to discuss what the episode says about the current state of the GOP.
Watch the interview here.