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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.


"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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May 25, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON ― Progressive members of Congress on Thursday unveiled their own plan to overhaul the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and waterways ― an ambitious proposal that dwarfs plans offered both by President Donald Trump and Senate Democrats.

April 26, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) blasted President Trump’s proposed tax reform policy on Monday, calling it “voodoo economics on steroids" that's as credible as the existence of "magic, unicorns, or Batman."

April 26, 2017 In The News

The Trump administration prepared Wednesday to release a tax reform plan that calls for big corporate rate cuts and an increase in standard deductions, a pricey package that could face an uphill climb in Congress.

“This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country and we are committed to seeing this through," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said during a morning forum sponsored by The Hill.

March 22, 2017 Press Release



March 17, 2017 Press Release


WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018.

“I have now reviewed Donald Trump’s first budget.  It is a ridiculous budget from a ridiculous President.  His crazy budget proposal is a disaster and it’s dangerous.” 

February 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says Kellyanne Conway broke the law by promoting Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line in an interview on Fox News.

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


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


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.