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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Congressman Lieu joins civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and House Democrats during the House Democrats Sit-In on Gun Control

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"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."

More information on Congressman Lieu's work on AAPI issues can be found here.

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More on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

May 16, 2017 In The News

Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill expressed outrage and concern Tuesday night after a New York Times report suggested the president had asked former FBI director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement celebrating May 4th as the “National Day of Reason” – a day celebrating the application of reason and logic in the affairs of humankind. On April 6, 2017, Congressman Lieu introduced H.Res. 263 designating today as the “National Day of Reason.”

May 1, 2017 In The News

Long before his depiction in Broadway's most popular musical, Alexander Hamilton was a noted defender of the free press, advocating for journalists' right to tell the truth without facing legal retribution from the nation's most powerful men.

May 1, 2017 In The News

California Rep. Ted Lieu blasted White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' proposal to loosen libel laws.

May 1, 2017 In The News

The war between the news media and President Donald Trump just got worse.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told ABC Sunday that the Trump administration has "looked at" possible changes in libel laws that would make it easier for Trump to sue news organizations that criticize him.

April 27, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would ban the practice of “conversion therapy,” treatments that historically have targeted the LGBT community and claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

April 25, 2017 In The News

A bill to ban conversion therapy died last year in Congress. On Tuesday, they'll file it again.

April 22, 2017 In The News

The congressman representing UCLA and much of West Los Angeles held a town hall Thursday where he used satire, video clips and celebrities to keep the discussion light.

About 400 people packed the Santa Monica High School theater and greeted Rep. Ted Lieu with a standing ovation.

Lieu has garnered national attention in the months following the inauguration because of his vocal criticism of President Donald Trump’s administration, both online and through media interviews.

April 21, 2017 In The News

A recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is believed to have caused more than 270 civilian deaths, a tragedy that provoked an international outpouring of grief and outrage.

But the uproar over the March 17 deaths in the Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul masks a grim reality: Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of other civilians have died in hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria during the war against Islamic State, and it appears likely that the vast majority of those deaths were never investigated by the U.S. military or its coalition partners.

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