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LOS ANGELES – Today, (D-NJ-09) Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) reacted to Donald Trump’s statement last week that the possibility of him issuing a pardon for his disgraced former campaign chairman Paul Manafort “was not off the table.”
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted. W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after his Democratic colleagues elected him to House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair. As DPCC Co-Chair, Rep. Lieu will help guide messaging strategy for the House Democratic Caucus. Rep. Lieu received the highest amount of votes for DPCC Co-Chair and is the only Asian American Member and only veteran in House Democratic Leadership.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to advance a bipartisan resolution to revoke U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.
LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump has asked for his resignation.
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi has reverberated throughout the United States political establishment, with politicians on both sides of the political divide expressing their dismay over the Saudi journalist's confirmed death.
LOS ANGELES - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Music Modernization Act (MMA), which Rep. Lieu helped introduce in the House.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) urging UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to discourage UN partner nations from supporting armed proxies or pursuing alternative agendas that do not support the United Nations reconciliation process for Libya.
In the letter, the Members write:
Congress needs to step in, now
There are now multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and a client of Michael Avenatti. It is possible other women will step forward. A president who cared about the facts would order an FBI investigation, just as President George H.W. Bush did for the Anita Hill hearings. But because the executive branch is not interested in the truth, Congress must step in.
Too many bills in Congress have boring, easily forgettable names. But when Rep. Ted Lieu introduced an anti-corruption bill last week, he chose a catchy title: The E. Scott Pruitt Accountability for Government Officials Act of 2018.
The bill, “honoring” the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, makes it illegal for senior government officials to use public office for private gain. Not slap-on-the-wrist illegal. Up to five years in prison illegal.
A group of House Democrats and a Senate Democrat introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the Trump administration’s plans for a so-called low-yield nuclear weapon.