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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

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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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More on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued a statement upon introduction of the No Money Bail Act of 2017, a bail reform bill that seeks to eliminate the use of money bail.  No one should be held in jail solely because of the inability to pay bail.  More than 2.3 million people are incarcerated in America, of which 450,000 individuals have never been convicted of a crime and are often detained because they cannot afford to pay bail.  Mr.

March 8, 2017 In The News

There is a need for more technical expertise by lawmakers in Congress to address increasing privacy and security issues raised by internet-connected devices, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) told Bloomberg BNA in a video interview.

As one of only four members of Congress with a computer science degree, Lieu said he is working to make “cybersecurity one of the top priorities” for the U.S.

March 6, 2017 In The News

Once again, we’re reminded that Donald Trump is nothing more than an unhinged old person who gets worked up about every conservative conspiracy theory he sees on social media; my phone autocorrected the name of Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to “Sarah Huckster Sanders” while I was texting a friend and I left it that way because truth in art; and Marco Rubio continues to bravely swallow his own spine just to prove it’s humanly possible!

March 6, 2017 In The News

A spokesman for former President Barack Obama called President Donald Trump’s wiretapping allegations “simply false” on Saturday, saying “neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen.”

March 5, 2017 In The News

Several Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee plan to send a letter Monday to White House Counsel Don McGahn, asking him to detail communications between his office and the FBI and Justice Department. 

“We write to express our concern regarding reports of improper contacts between your office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the FBI’s ongoing review of efforts by the Russian government to unlawfully influence the U.S> presidential election in favor of Mr. Trump,” the letter begins.

March 5, 2017 In The News

President Trump launched new attacks on his predecessor and Democrats on Sunday, suggesting Barack Obama also has shady Russian ties.

At 6:40 a.m., Trump insinuated that Obama acted improperly in March 2012 when the then-president told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the US would have more “more flexibility” in talks about a missile defense treaty after November elections.

The “more flexibility” remark was picked up on a hot mic that Obama and Medvedev apparently did not know was on.

March 4, 2017 In The News

A US congressman has given a withering response to Donald Trump’s claims that Barack Obama had his offices in New York “wiretapped”. 

Ted Lieu, the member of the House of Representatives from California’s 33rd district, called the President “paranoid like Nixon”. 

The Democrat also suggested that he was “in trouble” and that danger was posed by Mr Trump. 

March 4, 2017 In The News

Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, slammed President Trump on Saturday over his allegation that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.

"If there is something bad or sick going on, it is the willingness of the nation's chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them,” Schiff said in a statement on Saturday.

March 4, 2017 In The News

President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his predecessor Saturday, with his allegation that Barack Obama ordered surveillance of the real estate mogul before the November election sparking confusion and backlash.

Democrats slammed Trump for making the accusations without offering evidence, characterizing his early morning rant as an effort to distract from renewed scrutiny of his aides and allies' alleged ties to Russia.

March 4, 2017 In The News

Donald Trump’s unreadiness to be president was dramatically highlighted this morning when he went off on a tweetstorm accusing President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.

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