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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Jobs and the Economy

Congressman Lieu holds an infrastructure investment and jobs creation press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the California Incline project in Santa Monica.

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"Some of the most creative and innovative minds in the country call the 33rd District home.  One in six jobs in Los Angeles come from the creative and tech sectors. CA-33 is home to five colleges, including UCLA and USC’s Viterbi Information Technology Institute, plus leading biotech, tech, aerospace, financial services and media companies.  There is something the federal government can do that no private sector company can.  And that is to make continuing investments in basic research, such as at institutions like UCLA, with no expectation of any rate of return.  And eventually these investments pay off in dramatic ways for our economy.  The biotech industry largely started because the federal government kept funding research on recombinant DNA technology until the breakthroughs got to the point where the private sector was able to take the knowledge and run with it.  GPS was invented at Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded nonprofit, after years of research funding.  As a member of the House Budget Committee, I am going to do everything I can to increase funding for basic research across all of our scientific disciplines."

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February 3, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers in a new letter to President Trump say his executive order blocking entry to the U.S. by people from seven largely Muslim nations is short-sighted and could prevent innovation in the United States.

The letter, signed by 25 Democats, notes that Google founder Sergey Brin is himself an immigrant whose parents came from the Soviet Union.

“Your policy misguidedly applies a blanket ban on immigration for individuals traveling from predominately Muslim countries, and wrongly halts work visas from those areas,” the lawmakers wrote.

January 13, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to House Republicans taking the first step in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

January 3, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the House Republican Majority’s gutting of the independent House Ethics Committee by voting to include the Goodlatte amendment in their Rules package.

December 31, 2016 Press Release

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Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) shared the following information, recapping the legislative accomplishments during his freshman term. During the 114th Congress, language from seven pieces of legislation sponsored by Congressman Lieu was signed into law.

November 15, 2016 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Trump’s infrastructure proposal.

September 28, 2016 In The News

A bipartisan group of 18 U.S. congressional representatives, led by judiciary committee members Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), have sent a joint letter to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch this afternoon, calling for the Dept.

September 16, 2016 In The News

Santa Monica has been named one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez joined City Manager Rick Cole, Assembly member Richard Bloom, Mobility Manager Francie Stefan and community members who played an active role in the application process at a press conference this week.

September 2, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement today in honor of Labor Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, September 5.

September 2, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“Last year, I voted against Trade Promotion Authority because I did not believe a trade agreement with questionable environmental and labor provisions should be fast tracked for ratification. As I review the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today, my concerns have only worsened.

August 19, 2016 Press Release

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