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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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April 26, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement in response to the release of the GAO Report: “Vehicle Cybersecurity: DOT and Industry Have Efforts Under Way, but DOT Needs to Define Its Role in Responding to a Real-world Attack.”

November 18, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Statement

Congressman Ted W. Lieu
Hearing on “Internet of Cars”

Joint Hearing of Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology
and Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets

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Thank you Chairman Mica, Chairman Hurd, Ranking Member Duckworth and Ranking Member Kelly.

October 27, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement on the House of Representatives voting to re-open the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

October 1, 2015 Press Release

CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to Senior Republicans admitting in successive days that there is no evidence that Planned Parenthood has violated any laws and that the Benghazi Select Committee was established for purely political reasons.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Quarterly Financial Report Authorization Act (H.R.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement after Pope Francis’ historic address to the Joint Meeting of Congress:

“His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to Congress this morning was a historic, electric moment.   The Pope’s address to Congress was full of hope, inspiration, and moral fierceness.  As a Catholic, I was deeply honored to be in the Pope’s presence this morning.

September 22, 2015 Blog Post

 

September 7, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2015               
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement to commemorate Labor Day on September 7, 2015.

August 25, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015               
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement following the news that The Boeing Company is laying off workers at its El Segundo facility.  Boeing is reducing employment in its satellite manufacturing businesses through the remainder of 2015. 

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