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August 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and NOAA Administrator Richard W. Spinard requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conduct an investigation into the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant’s massive and continuing wastewater discharge into the ocean.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to protect Afghans who worked with U.S. media in light of the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan. Afghan reporters, journalists and fixers worked in concert with U.S. media outlets at great risk to themselves and their families in order to inform Americans. Reps. Lieu and Speier argue that the U.S.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured nearly $750,000 for a community funding project at the West Los Angeles VA in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured over $4.8 million for five community funding projects in West Los Angeles in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured $3 million for three community funding projects in South Bay cities in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured $1 million to improve the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center in the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bill is the first step in the funding process.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he helped secure $5.8 million for five community funding projects meant to help address homelessness in Los Angeles County in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the essential first step in ultimately securing these resources for the community. 

July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (all D-Calif.) introduced the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act, a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness. The bill authorizes $1 billion in grants annually for the next five years for local governments to combat homelessness.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at Fairfax High School to highlight summer learning opportunities for students preparing to return to in-person learning in the fall. 

July 8, 2021 Opinion: Op-Eds

by Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)

It’s hard to pass up a bargain – especially when the outcome is life-changing and, potentially, lifesaving.

Millions of Californians have an unprecedented opportunity right now to pocket significant savings on their health care coverage, to the tune of hundreds of dollars a month thanks to the American Rescue Plan. This new law, passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden, means more than saving money. It represents new hope and immediate relief as we emerge from the pandemic.

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