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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.
A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the heads of the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to brief them on the "size, scope, and details" of how a hacking campaign breached multiple agencies via a software widely used throughout the federal government.
LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted California’s 33rd Congressional district’s fifth-annual Congressional App Challenge. This year’s reception was hosted virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixteen students from ten high schools submitted eleven apps for this year’s competition.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) issued the following statement announcing a nearly $1.4 million grant awarded to the Los Angeles Area Aerospace Ventures Accelerator Enhancement Project through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2020 Build to Scale (B2S) Venture Challenge.
When Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Hiroshima in 2016, he stated: “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us.” Those words ring true today. At the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we stand in another moment of global chaos and profound loss.
WASHINGTON - Last week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting an explanation as to whether the DOJ had authorized mass serveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters. The Members request clarity on whether powerful surveillance technologies such as cell-site simulators were being deployed against protesters.
In the letter, the Members write:
Dear Attorney General Barr:
The Pentagon’s top research agency thinks it has developed a new generation of technology that will make voting machines, medical databases and other critical digital systems far more secure against hackers.
Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which helped invent GPS and the Internet, is launching a contest for ethical hackers to try to break into that technology before it goes public. DARPA is offering the hackers cash prizes for any flaws they find using a program called a “bug bounty.”
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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that foreign disinformation efforts against the U.S. “never stopped” after Russian actors used them on social media platforms during the 2016 elections.
The FBI chief also told lawmakers during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that malicious foreign influence campaigns are now targeting more than just elections.