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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January 6, 2017 In The News

It’s a scene that continues to unfold in Washington state: A helicopter hovers low over the trees, deep inside a park in the Cascade Mountains; a SWAT team dressed in Kevlar rappels from the chopper to the ground; other officers, federal agents and state environmental officials move toward the site on foot, alert for armed guards, booby traps and razor fencing.

The targets of these taxpayer-funded efforts aren’t terrorism suspects or dangerous fugitives — they are marijuana plants.

January 6, 2017 In The News

California has a long-standing legal medical marijuana industry with a legal recreational industry on the way. It’s therefore understandable that members of our state’s congressional delegation have been asking tough questions about why the federal Drug Enforcement Administration devotes millions of dollars a year to uprooting cannabis plants in California.

January 3, 2017 Press Release


WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the House Republican Majority’s gutting of the independent House Ethics Committee by voting to include the Goodlatte amendment in their Rules package.

December 31, 2016 Press Release


Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) shared the following information, recapping the legislative accomplishments during his freshman term. During the 114th Congress, language from seven pieces of legislation sponsored by Congressman Lieu was signed into law.

December 28, 2016 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), a member of the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has issued a series of statements condemning President-elect Donald Trump’s appointees:

December 14, 2016 In The News

Despite the rampant conspiracies that were shared widely during the presidential election and the subsequent uproar over fake news, disinform

December 13, 2016 Press Release


WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following U.S. intelligence professionals’ conclusion that Russia interfered in U.S. elections for the purposes of affecting the outcome.

December 7, 2016 In The News

The row house on Cecil Avenue was just like any other in the East Baltimore neighborhood where Rafiq Shaw lives. But one chilly day in December 2015, he had the bad luck to be walking by right as the police were getting ready for a raid.

"All out of the blue a bunch of police cars pulled up and grabbed me," Shaw said. "They threw me to the wall and put cuffs on me." The officers insisted he had come out of the house, which Shaw just as vehemently denied. "They thought I was someone else," he said. "That's what they thought the whole time. They called a name out that wasn't me."

November 28, 2016 In The News

Forget divorce or the dissolution of a business partnership. In 2017, your most unpredictable, time-consuming and financially perilous breakup may be with your old phone number.

November 18, 2016 In The News

Several members of California’s congressional delegation denounced a prominent supporter of President-elect Donald Trump for his remark that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II provided “precedent” for creating a national registration list for immigrants from predominately Muslim countries.