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.
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Democrats introduced a measure on Thursday that could force the House to vote on demanding documents from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlining campaign contacts with Russian officials.
Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) unveiled a resolution of inquiry, a procedure rarely used Democrats began reviving it this year under the Trump administration.
House Democrats are trying again to force President Donald Trump to turn over documents about his campaign’s ties to Russia, after a first “resolution of inquiry” was killed by Republicans last week.
Reps. Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Ted Lieu of California sent out a “Dear colleague” letter on Thursday asking lawmakers to co-sponsor a resolution pushing Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “to come clean with the American people about their ties to Russia.”
It costs the taxpayers of L.A. County $177 a day to keep someone in the "largest and most costly local jail system in the United States," according to a motion by county supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis. About half the people in those cells are presumed innocent and awaiting trial, and according to Sheriff Jim McDonnell, most in that group can't afford bail.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.