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June 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests.

"Watching Minneapolis police officers murder George Floyd shook me to my core. All the officers involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I share the pain and frustration that Americans feel in this moment. Black lives matter.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced its intention to fire State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Since the announcement on Friday night, reports say the IG's office was investigating the arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as well as Secretary Pompeo's alleged use of staff for personal errands.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to inspector General Mike Horowitz calling for an investigation into the Justice Department and BOP’s inadequate and discriminatory response to the Covid-19 outbreaks at our prisons. This letter comes after former Trump campaign staffer Paul Manafort was put allowed to be moved to home confinement while countless inmates have not been allowed similar precautions in light of the pandemic.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts urging him to adopt teleconference or video conference capabilities for federal courts in light of COVID-19.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) championed his bipartisan bill, the City and State Diplomacy Act, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup. The bill, which subsequently passed out of committee, is co-led with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and focuses on providing federal support for state and local diplomacy efforts. The bill will establish an Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the floor, Rep. Lieu explained his rationale for supporting impeaching the President. Watch the video here.

Mr. Lieu's remarks as delivered:

Thank you Chairman Nadler for your leadership.  

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.

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor supporting a House resolution to formally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

Congressman Lieu’s remarks as prepared:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Thank you Chairman Engel and Chairman Smith for your leadership.

The United States of America should never be afraid to tell the truth and yet for too long, we did not recognize Armenian Genocide. That ends today.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or CASE Act, this week. This bill creates the Copyright Claims Board, a body within the U.S. Copyright Office to decide small claims copyright disputes.

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