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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Energy and Environment

"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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January 12, 2018 Opinion: Op-Eds

Zinke exempted Florida out of concern for its coastal economy. What about drilling in other states? This arbitrary decision-making will never stand up in court.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's decision to exclude Florida from its offshore drilling plan.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its plan to expand offshore drilling in the Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Arctic waters.The plan proposes enabling offshore drilling in 47 areas along the coasts of the U.S. including Southern California. 

December 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) received a “Congressional Waste Warrior” award from the White Coat Waste Project. The award recognizes Congressman Lieu’s leadership in the 115th Congress to end inhumane dog experiments in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) led a group of 78 Members calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to invest in resilient energy infrastructure during Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The Members urged FEMA to invest in renewable energy technology in hard hit areas like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where outdated electrical grids have hindered expedited rebuilding efforts.

In the letter, the Members write:

October 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. 

 

August 18, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTOn - Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro), and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) are urging Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to protect the Pacific Ocean from dangerous activities by the oil and gas industry. In a letter cosigned by 36 of their colleagues, the members say Zinke should exclude all new Pacific Ocean lease sales from any future offshore drilling plan.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of House passage of Representative Brat’s (R-VA) amendment (#21) to the national security “minibus” spending bill—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act—for Fiscal Year 2018.  Amendment #21 prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from spending money on any study that causes significant pain or distress to dogs.  Mr. Lieu is a cosponsor of the Brat Amendment.

June 2, 2017 In The News

California has stood up to President Trump since the beginning of his administration, laying the groundwork to become a sanctuary state and a single-payer healthcare system, and now the fight continues around his climate policies.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding reports that President Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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