More on Committee Work
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).
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:
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed two critical items of legislation to advance and protect the rights of women. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 would revive and expand protections for survivors of sexual assault and violence, particularly those in marginalized communities. H.J.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted in favor of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act. This vital legislation will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work. President Biden will now sign this legislation into law.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Joeseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office.
Judiciary Committee Members: “We cannot begin to heal the soul of this country without first delivering swift justice to all its enemies – foreign and domestic”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen Ted Lieu (CA-33), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump this morning. The impeachment resolution is sponsored by Cicilline, with Lieu and Raskin serving as the two lead co-sponsors. It is also co-sponsored by another 211 members of the U.S. House.