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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More on Civil Rights and Social Justice

March 14, 2017 In The News

The government’s recording of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s telephone call with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. appears set to become a flashpoint in the fight over reauthorization of a controversial part of U.S. surveillance law.

The incident — which prompted Flynn’s resignation in February — is a sign that significant reforms are needed, a dozen Democrats said Tuesday.

March 14, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) – along with 11 fellow Members of Congress – has sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes asking him to consider reforming FISA’s controversial Section 702 to help ensure that the activities of United States intelligence agencies do not violate the constitutional rights of the American people.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and his Congressional colleagues write:

March 13, 2017 In The News

The new week on Capitol Hill is poised to bring more questions about WikiLeaks' release of documents purportedly exposing the CIA's hacking operations.

March 13, 2017 In The News

The Trump administration, in its fight against the "deep state," could risk exacerbating the very problems it has pinned on shadowy bureaucratic forces: leaking, internal conflict and the politicization of institutions like intelligence agencies.

American institutions do not resemble the powerful deep states of countries like Egypt or Pakistan, experts say. Nor do individual leaks, a number of which have come from President Trump's own team, amount to a conspiracy.

March 9, 2017 In The News

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.

March 9, 2017 In The News

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.”

March 9, 2017 In The News

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.

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!

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