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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Local Issues

Congressman Lieu meets with teachers and students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.

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February 19, 2017 In The News

Concerned about repeated problems at the PBF Energy-owned oil refinery in Torrance in the aftermath of a weekend fire, the region’s pollution-control agency said Sunday it plans to conduct a community hearing to get to the bottom of things.

February 18, 2017 In The News

Torrance firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday morning at the Torrance Refining Co. complex.

Three dozen firefighters were dispatched to the refinery about 6 a.m. after getting reports of an explosion. They extinguished the blaze within a half hour, said Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. City officials later issued an alert saying that there was “no offsite impact.” 

State and county health officials were also at the site, Millea said.

February 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the explosion and fire at Torrance Refinery.
 
February 18, 2017 In The News

On a day when activists marked the two-year anniversary of an explosion that rocked the then-ExxonMobil refinery and showered neighborhoods with industrial debris, another fire erupted at the troubled Torrance plant early Saturday.

“Another fire? Really?” read one of the signs carried by chanting marchers who endured a steady downpour to protest the use of toxic hydrofluoric acid at the refinery. Organizers estimated the crowd size at more than 400.

January 26, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding former U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra’s confirmation as California’s new Attorney General.

January 18, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding a proposed ban of highly dangerous hydrofluoric acid by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

January 14, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on his decision to not attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration on January 20, 2017.

January 9, 2017 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta urging him to withdraw a recent cease and desist order regarding Santa Monica Airport. FAA issued the order after the City of Santa Monica began taking steps to establish its own fixed-base operator service.

January 5, 2017 Press Release

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WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the controversial “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” or REINS Act.  The REINS Act is a radical proposal, which requires Congress to approve every major executive regulation.  Under this bill, several important environmental, public health, and consumer safety laws would be threatened.  Congressman Lieu voted against the legislation.

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