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."

Read Congressman Lieu's One-Pager on Animal Welfare 

Read Congressman Lieu's One-Pager on the Environment and Climate Change 

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More on Environment & Animal Welfare

October 4, 2021 In The News

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The most prominent visible sign on Monday of the major offshore oil spill that threatened some of Southern California’s most popular beaches was a single strip of yellow caution tape blocking the water.

August 31, 2021 In The News

When I went to medical school in the 1980s, it was standard practice to have students cut apart live dogs and other animals as part of the curriculum to teach them medical skills and concepts. Since then, these crude and cruel animal labs have been abandoned in medical schools and advanced surgical courses in favor of realistic human simulators that are more humane, cost-efficient and effective.

Apparently, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) didn't get the memo about this.

August 21, 2021 In The News

SAUSALITO, CA — In an effort to address policy issues of importance to coastal California, congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus on August 20, 2021. The announcement took place at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, and was followed by a panel discussion with both congressmen, Dr. Jeff Boehm, Chief Executive Officer of The Marine Mammal Center, and Dr.

August 21, 2021 In The News

SAUSALITO, CA — In an effort to address policy issues of importance to coastal California, congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus on August 20, 2021. The announcement took place at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, and was followed by a panel discussion with both congressmen, Dr. Jeff Boehm, Chief Executive Officer of The Marine Mammal Center, and Dr.

August 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. The caucus will bring together members of the California House delegation to share and discuss federal policy to address matters of importance to the 840-mile California coast, including issues relating to the environment and economy.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and NOAA Administrator Richard W. Spinard requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conduct an investigation into the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant’s massive and continuing wastewater discharge into the ocean.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland calling on the agency to direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to ban the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted for the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. The bill includes nearly $20 million in federal resources for projects in California’s 33rd Congressional District. The INVEST in America Act is a transformative $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that seeks to modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and more.

June 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the Keeping Pets and Families Together Act. The bill will establish a grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage the microchipping of dogs and cats in the care of shelters. 

June 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Orange County) led a letter signed by 12 Members of Congress to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to take action on the presence of phthalates in food and cosmetics. Phthalates are a class of toxic endocrine-disrupting chemicals that cause developmental and reproductive harm.

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