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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

October 14, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of 48 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday asked the Obama administration to brief Congress "as soon as possible" about a 2015 Yahoo program to scan all of its users' incoming email at the behest of the government.

October 13, 2016 Press Release



Online, 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.

October 11, 2016 In The News

Not long after Edward Snowden's revelations of massive government surveillance of the American public, Yahoo was one of the eight tech giants that called for strong reforms that would protect their customers.

And back in 2007, Yahoo went to court to challenge a government surveillance program in order to protect its users' privacy.

Well, that was then.

October 11, 2016 In The News

According to a new report by Reuters citing anonymous former employees, in 2015, Yahoo covertly built a secret “custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information.”

October 11, 2016 In The News

Demonstrating that allegedly allowing the US government to scan hundreds of millions of your users' emails may not just be abetting a violation of the 4th Amendment but also a huge financial liability, we learn via the New York Post that Verizon is seeking a $1-billion discount on the purchase price of Yahoo following

October 7, 2016 In The News

Collette Cobb holds a flag during a news conference outside of the White House following a meeting that members of DC Marijuana Justice had with White House officials in April. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

October 7, 2016 In The News

Of all America's minority groups, that composed of Asian-Americans has been traditionally seen as perhaps the most open to Republican overtures. It's been seen as often pro-business and socially conservative.

October 4, 2016 Press Release


“Across the United States, it comes down to this: People of means are able to pay their way out of jail, while the poor remain behind bars awaiting their day in court.
Justice in America should not be bought and paid for. Our unjust money bail system must be reformed.” 
Congressman Ted Lieu | CA-33

September 26, 2016 In The News

A Democratic congressman is urging the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to support a resolution that would call for an independent investigation into human rights abuses in Yemen.

September 22, 2016 In The News

Obama Administration’s $1.15 billion arms sales offer to Saudi Arabia has shocked a bipartisan group of 64 lawmakers who are concerned about rising civilian casualties in the war in Yemen where a coalition led by Saudi Arabia is fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels. They want the US to withdraw support to Riyadh which is intentionally targeting civilians or deliberately indifferent in executing its military operations.