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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


"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.


More on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

January 27, 2017 In The News

In our politically toxic capital, there’s a bipartisan effort underway to better protect motorists in a world increasingly aware that automobiles are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday called the Security and Privacy in Your Car Study Act of 2017, or the SPY Act. It would direct federal regulators to conduct a study that would determine the best cyber standards and defenses for motor vehicles. 

January 26, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu is now placing an asterisk next to President Trump's name in news releases. 

It’s the Torrance Democrat's way of drawing attention to his concerns about the new administration, he said. 

“Sometimes the best way to respond to crazy is with satire,” Lieu said. “Never before have I had this feeling where our leader is potentially unhinged and has a problem with the truth, and that is highly disturbing for the leader of the free world. So I’ve decided I’m just going to point that out as much as I can.” 

January 26, 2017 In The News

What began as a high-minded discussion about how to position the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump appears to be nearing its conclusion. The bulk of the party has settled on a scorched-earth, not-now-not-ever model of opposition.

In legislative proposals, campaign promises, donor pitches and even in some Senate hearings, Democrats have opted for a hard-line, give-no-quarter posture, a reflection of a seething party base that will have it no other way.

January 26, 2017 In The News

If you’re looking for a ray of sunshine in the alternative fact-riddled hellscape that is our life now (we’re looking at you, EPA social media ban

January 25, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with a major focus on automotive cybersecurity. The Security and Privacy in Your Car Study Act of 2017 (SPY Car Study Act, for short) is co-sponsored by Reps. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Joe Lieu (D-CA).

January 25, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s call for an investigation into voter fraud during the 2016 Presidential election.

January 24, 2017 In The News

You’re a Democrat.

You represent Southern California in Congress.

The world has just been turned upside down, and you’re on the bottom.

What do you do now?

Rep. Tony Cardenas of Pacoima is chanting. He skipped President Trump’s inauguration and asked constituents to join him in an hour of meditation. “Keep calm and say om,” said the news release.

January 23, 2017 In The News

A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that President Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by illegally receiving foreign payments through his businesses.

January 22, 2017 In The News

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, drew widespread criticism Sunday after she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press briefing on inauguration crowd sizes, saying the newly minted spokesman had given “alternative facts” to those cited in media reports.

Chuck Todd, of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” asked Conway early Sunday morning why Mr. Trump had Spicer utter a “falsehood” the first time he formally faced reporters from the White House briefing room.

January 20, 2017 In The News

Miami is not where Jon Cowan expected to be on Inauguration Day.

He was certain he would be holding a champagne glass and toasting the nation’s first female president alongside the inaugural parade route at the Washington pub Elephant & Castle. “It was this unbelievable space where we were going to have this large gathering of Democrats,” said Cowan, who runs the left-of-center think tank Third Way.