Environment & Animal Welfare

"In California, I was honored to coauthor AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.  But it’s clear to me that to solve climate change, we need America to do what California has done, and then for America to get other countries to do what California has done.  That’s why my first piece of legislation in Congress was the Climate Solutions Act of 2015: a bold, innovative plan to energize investment in green energy technology, set strong renewable energy standards and slash the carbon pollution that is damaging our planet."

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More on Environment & Animal Welfare

July 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-Virginia) wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to request an investigation into whether Scott Pruitt violated the Federal Records Act. The letter cited recent reports that Pruitt intentionally hid or falsified records of meetings and discussions with representatives of industries regulated by the EPA.

The lawmakers wrote:

June 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), both Members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, rolled out the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which would phase out the use of large mesh drift gillnets off the coast of California and set a path toward more sustainable fishing in the region. The measure is the House companion to S.2773, which was introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking for more information on the FDA's efforts to test glyphosate levels in food. The letter follows a report published in The Guardian indicating that glyphosate, the chemical commonly used in herbicides, could be found in common foods.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), along with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced the Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies (ProTECT) Act. This legislation would amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to prohibit the taking of any endangered or threatened species in the United States as a trophy and the importation of any such trophy into the United States.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes provisions to reduce noise pollution and an amendment authored by Mr. Lieu. This amendment will require the National Research Council to write a report assessing the existence of non-leaded fuels that can be used by piston-powered planes.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-VA) released the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General’s letter confirming that the IG is reviewing Administrator Scott Pruitt’s conduct in office. The letter was a response to calls by Mr. Lieu and Mr.

April 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the EPA issued a revised memo on Administrator Scott Pruitt's condominium lease. Earlier this week, Reps.

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-VA) urged Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency Arthur Elkins, Jr. to investigate allegations that Administrator Scott Pruitt received a condo lease for below market rate from lobbyists with interests before the EPA. In the letter, Rep. Lieu and Rep.

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced plans to roll back 2012 fuel efficiency and air pollution standards for automobiles.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Daniel Webster (R-FL), a member of the House Natural Resources committee, introduced the bipartisan Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act, which would require nations to meet U.S. conservation and management standards before exporting shark products to the U.S.

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