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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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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



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


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


July 22, 2016 Press Release


Washington - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) finished first among Freshman Democrats in the 2016 Member Online All-Star Competition.  As a result, Mr. Lieu was awarded the title of 2016 Freshman MVP.  The annual Member social media contest is hosted by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.

July 21, 2016 Press Release


Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) publication of cybersecurity best practices for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

June 1, 2016 In The News

Yesterday I spoke truth to oil at the Exxon annual shareholders’ meeting in Dallas.  I came from California with a simple message for shareholders. Stop empowering and enabling Exxon with the farce of shareholder resolutions designed to nudge the oil giant into disclosing what it knows about carbon risks. Instead, it’s time to divest shares altogether. Exxon faces growing risk of litigation as attorneys general investigate. It’s time to curtail financial risk by divesting shares.

May 31, 2016 In The News

TORRANCE ( — A congressman from the South Bay said the U.S. Postal Service needs a major overhaul to fix its widespread problems, including mail theft.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Manhattan Beach, met with Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan at a recent hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Torrance Resident Rick Beaver said when he goes to his mailbox, he doesn’t know what to expect. He is now used to getting his neighbors’ mail in his Torrance condo building.

April 26, 2016 Press 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.”