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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November 23, 2021 In The News

Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) applauded Members of Congress for pressing the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the law enforcement arm of the service, to crack down against illegal animal fighting shipments that continue to be uncovered by AWA in their ongoing investigations. The lawmakers specifically call out the shipment of thousands of fighting birds shipped through the U.S. mail from cockfighters in the states to the U.S. territory of Guam.

November 19, 2021 In The News

Malibu’s representative in Washington, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), has been making headlines this past week. He told host Dean Obeidallah on SiriusXM that the entire House Republican caucus is “sick” for failing to censure Rep. Paul Gosar over his violent parody video that depicts him killing New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and threatening President Joe Biden.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted along with his Democratic colleagues to pass the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a generation bill to lower the everyday costs that burden working families – from health care to child care and more. The bill is fully paid for by making big corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share.

November 18, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu on Nov. 10 introduced legislation to increase civil and criminal penalties for oil spills along with Reps. Julia Brownley, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Levin and Katie Porter (all D-Calif.)

The Increasing Penalties for Offshore Polluters Act would remove caps for civil penalties on offshore drilling violations and double all fines and potential prison time for criminal penalties.

November 17, 2021 In The News

On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, after it had passed both the U.S. Senate and House with bipartisan support.

November 15, 2021 In The News

Rep. Paul Gosar could be censured by Congress and sidelined from key renewable energy legislation he has long championed — all in the same week.

The Arizona Republican, first under scrutiny for his sympathies toward the violent rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, is now under fire for tweeting an animated video in which he is featured attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and President Biden.

November 10, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON — When Democrats in Congress set out to try to enact President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda, it quickly became apparent that resolving policy differences might be the least of their problems.

The problem was trust.

It quickly brought the process to a standstill, and thawing the tension took days of back-and-forth negotiations, reassurances from Biden, an effort by the Congressional Black Caucus to brainstorm solutions that could appease both sides and weeks of diplomacy overseen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

November 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced legislation to increase civil and criminal penalties for oil spills. The Increasing Penalties for Offshore Polluters Act, which was introduced with Reps.

November 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Senate’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and began the process of voting on the Build Back Better Act. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

November 5, 2021 In The News

The House of Representatives approved a $1 trillion infrastructure package on Friday night, with a majority of Democrats and 13 Republicans voting in favor. Read the latest updates »

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