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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 4, 2017 In The News

In an apparent bid to deflect attention from the mounting controversy over whether his administration has ties to Russia, the commander-in-chief  deployed his favorite weapon in the early hours of Saturday morning: dropping a Twitter bomb on the world that accuses President Obama of a conspiracy on the scale of Watergate.

March 4, 2017 In The News

Democrats are pushing back on President Trump’s Saturday morning claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower offices before the election.

While at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida for the weekend, Mr. Trump fired off a series of early morning tweets accusing President Obama, without citing evidence, of wiretapping Trump Tower. He described this as “Nixon/Watergate,” calling Mr. Obama a “bad (or sick) guy.”

March 4, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) continues to give zero fucks about calling out our Commander-in-Thief on his bullshit. Most recently, the human equivalent of the ear wax buried so deep in your ear you can’t remove it Trump sent out a series of tweets accusing then-President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of the elections with no evidence–an extremely serious charge.

March 2, 2017 In The News

On Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that he was recusing himself from any possible investigations into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. It was a dissembling performance that demonstrated why his recusal is not enough.

February 28, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu has low expectations for President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday night.

"I just want the president to stop lying and making stuff up," the California Democrat said in an interview with "Power Lunch" ahead of the speech.

February 27, 2017 In The News

Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble to cover their digital tracks in a capital nervous about leaks.

February 26, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday blasted President Trump for his Twitter attacks of news outlets, saying if the president spent more time focused on his intelligence briefings, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens might still be alive.

Owens was killed last month during a raid on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). U.S. Central Command said it killed 14 AQAP operatives, but reports following the raid also said up to 30 civilians may have been killed as a result of the mission.

February 25, 2017 In The News

Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November.

February 25, 2017 In The News

On January 30, 23-year-old Torrance resident Ruhi Khan drove her brother to Los Angeles International Airport for his routine departure to American University of Antigua, a medical school in the Caribbean. She did not intend to join the thousands of protesters assembled at Tom Bradley International Terminal demonstrating against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Her brother’s unexpected encounter with airport security quickly changed her evening plans.

February 23, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los AngelesCongressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement regarding the recent bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and the increase in anti-Semitic acts across the nation:

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