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


"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 15, 2019 In The News

Dozens of Congress members have joined calls for senior White House adviser Stephen Miller's resignation following the revelation of hundreds of emails appearing to promote a white nationalist agenda and anti-immigrant sentiments.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lieu issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on bail reform. Rep. Lieu has been a vocal advocate for bail reform, and has introduced legislation to reduce and eliminate the use of money bail.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee held a historic markup of H.J.Res. 79, which would facilitate the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). If ratified, the ERA will enshrine women’s equality in the Constitution by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. H.J.Res. 79, which was introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), would remove the arbitrarily short deadline for ratification established when Congress originally passed the ERA in 1972.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Reps. Omar, Grijalva, Levin, McGovern, Lowenthal and Beyer in urging U.S. officials in India and Pakistan to leverage U.S. relationships with Indian and Pakistani governments to deescaate the crisis in Kashmir.

In the letter, the Members urge the U.S. officials to: 

September 12, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) congratulated comedian Bowen Yang after Yang was named the first Asian American cast member in “Saturday Night Live's” history.

“Congratulations @BowenYang!!” Lieu, who is also Asian American, tweeted.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that President Trump's Domestic Policy Council plans to address homelessness following their visit to Los Angeles.  

"Combating homelessness is a serious concern in my community and others in California. While Trump’s animus towards California is well documented, if he’s serious about helping to break the cycle of homelessness, I’d work with him.

August 29, 2019 In The News

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a change Wednesday regarding its citizenship policy for children born to some US service members and government employees, which left many confused and shocked, even after the agency issued clarification later Wednesday night. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted to President Donald Trump to reverse the policy.

August 4, 2019 In The News

A growing number of Democrats are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the chamber's August recess so that they can take up gun control legislation in the wake of two mass shootings this weekend.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement in response to the anti-Semitic graffiti found in Santa Monica this weekend.

“I am absolutely appalled by the anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled in Santa Monica. During a time where anti-Semitic acts are on the rise, we must roundly condemn this kind of hate. I stand in solidarity with my Jewish constituents and Jews across the country. Hate has no place in our communities.”


June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2019”, which bans LGBTQ conversion therapy. Conversion therapy, which fraudulently seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has been recognized by the national community of professionals in education, social work, health, and counseling as both dangerous and useless. Rep.