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

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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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November 18, 2016 In The News

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of the announcement that alt-right movement leader and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon will be Chief Strategist for President-elect Trump’s White House:

November 15, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of the announcement that alt-right movement leader and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon will be Chief Strategist for President-elect Trump’s White House.

November 14, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in support of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’s letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz requesting that the committee investigate President-elect Trump’s financial conflicts of interest.

October 26, 2016 In The News

Congressman Ted Lieu featured in Al Jazeera's coverage on the encryption debate. Click the following link for the full video https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/

October 19, 2016 In The News

Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) dispute with Apple dominated the news for months this spring, the real encryption war may only now be simmering, as states battle the federal government over the right to regulate encryption.

October 17, 2016 In The News

Washington — U.S. Reps. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, and Ted Lieu, D-California, sent a bipartisan letter Friday urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to brief lawmakers on the issues raised by reports that Yahoo searched its users’ incoming emails at the request of the federal government.

In addition to Amash and Lieu, the letter was signed by Michigan’s U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, and Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and 44 others.

October 14, 2016 In The News

Rep. Lieu questions government agencies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IT Subcommittee hearing on how to better protect our electronic voting machines and democratic process.

Rep. Lieu:

My understanding from the main thrust of your testimony is that because we’ve got 50 states, thousands of different jurisdictions, the American election system is complex, diverse, and robust because it is really hard to hack all of that.

October 14, 2016 In The News

Letter: “it is our responsibility to have accurate information.”

On Friday, dozens of members of Congress wrote an open letter to the attorney general and the director of National Intelligence. In it, they requested a briefing regarding the recent Reuters story that Yahoo complied with a secret court order to search all of its customers’ e-mail.

They wrote:

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