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."

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


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February 27, 2017 In The News

Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble to cover their digital tracks in a capital nervous about leaks.

February 26, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday blasted President Trump for his Twitter attacks of news outlets, saying if the president spent more time focused on his intelligence briefings, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens might still be alive.

Owens was killed last month during a raid on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). U.S. Central Command said it killed 14 AQAP operatives, but reports following the raid also said up to 30 civilians may have been killed as a result of the mission.

February 25, 2017 In The News

Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November.

February 25, 2017 In The News

On January 30, 23-year-old Torrance resident Ruhi Khan drove her brother to Los Angeles International Airport for his routine departure to American University of Antigua, a medical school in the Caribbean. She did not intend to join the thousands of protesters assembled at Tom Bradley International Terminal demonstrating against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Her brother’s unexpected encounter with airport security quickly changed her evening plans.

February 23, 2017 Press Release


Los AngelesCongressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement regarding the recent bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and the increase in anti-Semitic acts across the nation:

February 19, 2017 In The News

They call it the ‘I’ word.

Just a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, Democratic Party leaders are trying to rein in the talk of impeachment that’s animating the grassroots, the product of a restive base demanding deeper and more aggressive investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia.

February 17, 2017 In The News

In the aftermath of America’s Most Baffling Press Conference, let’s cut to the chase: People are calling out Trump and his administration in meaningful, productive ways all across the land. Here’s what went down:

February 17, 2017 In The News

"Since the election, I've watched Donald Trump go from a candidate that made extreme statements to now a president that’s making extreme statements and taking extreme actions," Lieu says. "And I concluded that he is a danger to our republic. Once I concluded that, I decided the most patriotic thing I could do is resist Donald Trump. And that’s what I’m doing every day."

February 17, 2017 In The News

On the day that President Donald Trump railed against insider leaks in a spontaneous and free-wheeling press conference, two Democratic congressmen published a guide to help federal whistleblowers get information from within the administration to the public.