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July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing his City And State Diplomacy Act out of Committee. The bill will establish an Office of City and State Diplomacy at the State Department, which will help coordinate overall U.S. policy and programs in support of city and state engagement with foreign governments and officials. Congressman Lieu introduced the bill with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC).

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after officials announced that the Egyptian government had freed activists Esraa Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Nasser Ismail, as well as journalist Gamal el-Gamal. Rep. Lieu is leading the effort to urge the Biden-Harris Administration to hold Egypt accountable for human rights concerns, particularly attacks against journalists and the independent media.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) reintroduced the “City and State Diplomacy Act,” which will support state and local diplomacy with counterparts abroad. The bill will establish an Office of City and State Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S. policy and programs in support of city and state engagement with foreign governments and officials.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following statement after the House passed the IG Independence and Empowerment Act, which includes his bill, the Inspector General Protection Act, to enhance the independence and integrity of the federal government’s inspectors general. The IG Protection Act will require federal agencies and departments to notify Congress before enacting a personnel change, and require the President to report to Congress if an IG has not been nominated for 210 days after a position becomes vacant. 

June 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sent a letter with 21 Members of Congress urging the Biden Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status to 1,400 Yemeni nationals living in the United States. The Members urged Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to extend TPS status by 18 months because of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) introduced the “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2021”, which bans for-profit conversion therapy. The practice fraudulently seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity based on bunk science and has been recognized by the national community of professionals in education, social work, health, and counseling as a dangerous and useless practice. Rep.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) applauded the House passage of the State Department Authorization Act, which includes Rep. Lieu’s Hack Your State Department provision. Rep. Lieu introduced Hack Your State Department along with Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and August Pfluger (R-TX). 

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray expressing concerns over how the FBI collected data under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Wray:

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-Georgia) introduced the Stop Hate Crimes Act, legislation that changes the federal hate crimes law. Hate crimes are often difficult to prosecute because courts have interpreted the federal statute to require that prosecutors show the victim’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other protected characteristic was the sole reason for the crime. The Stop Hate Crimes Act provides a solution to this onerous standard.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the reintroduction of his Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Senate co-lead Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ). The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their existing bail systems with assessments made on proven data outcomes—a more just system for evaluating the flight and safety risk of defendants facing trial.

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