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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June 17, 2016 Press Release

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ICYMI: REP. LIEU CALLS FOR GUN VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS - “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”

Online, Rep. Lieu calls for an end to gun violence and urges his House colleagues to finally stand up to the NRA

June 16, 2016 In The News

A Chinese national is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in federal court in White Plains, New York, on a six-count indictment that accuses him of stealing computer source code from his employer to benefit himself and the Chinese government.

Jiaqiang Xu, 30, was charged with three counts of economic espionage and three counts of theft of trade secrets in connection with passing along proprietary code to two undercover law enforcement officers last year, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

June 7, 2016 In The News

When Jeysson Minota bailed out of jail, he didn’t know within a week that he would end up on a respirator with a collapsed lung in the Intensive Care Unit at the Valley Medical Center. In jail, he didn’t know that the pain in his chest shortening his breath was actually a growing mass that was stretching his sternum, tearing wires inside of him from a previous operation.

He just knew, as someone who had made it through open heart surgery five years prior, that he needed medical treatment desperately, and he wasn’t going to get it in the Santa Clara County jail.

June 6, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed HB 2 into law in March, with the swish of a pen, he overturned all of the state’s local ordinances that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against.

But there was another consequence to the sweeping anti-LGBT law: It wiped out local anti-discrimination protections for veterans, too.

June 1, 2016 In The News

A leading civil-rights group issued a scathing report Wednesday on gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" and called for Congress to make the practice an act of criminal fraud.

May 26, 2016 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted to defeat the Energy and Water Bill bearing an amendment to uphold President Obama's historic executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors:

May 24, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017.

May 20, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – California Democrats, led by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), issued the following statement after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy forced Republican Members on Thursday to change their votes to reverse adoption of a measure to prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT individuals:

May 19, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after voting against anti-LGBT measures in the National Defense Authorization Act and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. 

May 17, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, in honor of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) joined the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in bringing attention to the discrimination suffered by the LGBT community throughout the world.
 

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