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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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August 25, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2015               
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | | 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. 

August 20, 2015 Press Release


July 22, 2015 Press Release

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued a statement after the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform unanimously passed the Quarterly Financial Report Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3116).   This legislation was introduced by Congressman Lieu and reauthorizes the Department of Commerce’s Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) program – a principal economic indicator set to expire on September 30 – for 15 years.

July 21, 2015 In The News

By Matthew Hall on July 18, 2015 in Transportation


Congressional leaders used Santa Monica’s California Incline project as a backdrop while advocating for a long-term reinvestment in American infrastructure last week.

July 17, 2015 Press Release

Pelosi and Lieu were joined by local Los Angeles County leaders to discuss ways to grow the economy,

create jobs through vital expanded transportation & infrastructure funding


July 14, 2015 Press Release

CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | | 202-225-3976


July 9, 2015 In The News


One of the barriers to comprehensive immigration reform is the misguided belief that talented foreigners willing to work for less are taking jobs from American workers. To address this problem, some suggest that the number of H-1B visas that allow people with special skills to work here should be reduced. This argument is wrong.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Freedom from unwarranted search and seizure is one of the great ideals that this county was founded upon. It is also an issue that has garnered a great deal of attention since 2013, when former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which ordinary Americans are being spied upon by their own government.

March 31, 2015 Press Release

CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, an official state holiday in California:

February 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the continued closure of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA announced this morning that ships at Southern California ports will not be unloaded on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, when dockworkers are entitled to overtime pay. This weekend’s closure comes in addition to previous port shutdowns by PMA last weekend.