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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the House's move to open an impeachment inquiry into the President.
"Congress has two grave powers: the power to declare war and the power to impeach. Impeachment should never be the first option for Congress. It comes with huge institutional and political implications for our country. It requires careful consideration and strong evidence.
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:
WASHINGTON– Today, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to nullify recent policy changes from the Trump administration that would strip automatic citizenship rights from certain children of U.S. military service members and government employees who are born abroad.
Under the new policy, children of service members and government employees who are born abroad would not be automatically considered U.S. citizens, and will instead be required to undergo a complicated application process.
Donald Trump has a history of using harmful, false rhetoric to paint minorities and immigrants as undeserving, dangerous and unwelcome. He claimed immigrants are disproportionately violent and threatening. He told some minorities to "go back" from where they came. He called majority-black cities rat-infested. He invited an artist known for his anti-Semitic cartoons to the White House.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu questioned former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. In the hearing, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Mueller said:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to the NDAA limiting Defense funds from being used at Trump-owned properties. The amendment would prevent the President from profiting off of American taxpayers by forcing government employees to stay at his properties and subsidize his businesses. The amendment enables funds to be used at Trump-owned properties if the President agrees to reimburse the Treasury Department for costs associated with his stay.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates through the President’s emergency declaration. In June, the House passed Congressman Lieu’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2020 on a bipartisan basis to block the execution of these 22 emergency sales.
WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressman Doug Lamborn are introducing the bipartisan "U.S.-U.K. Directed Energy Cooperation Act." The bill enables the Secretary of Defense to work with United Kingdom counterparts on developing directed energy technology. This partnership will enable both countries to collaborate on technology that can offer the countries a non-lethal defense against advance missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a group of 23 members calling on President Trump to articulate his goals for engagement with Iran. In a letter, the Members expressed concerns that the Administration lacks a cogent strategy on Iran, and that various Administration officials have articulated different and confusing goals.
In the letter, the Members write:
Dear President Trump:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced H.R. 3571, the bipartisan “City and State Diplomacy Act”, which will support state and local diplomacy with counterparts abroad. The bill will establish an Office of Subnational 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: