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June 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Orange County) led a letter signed by 12 Members of Congress to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to take action on the presence of phthalates in food and cosmetics. Phthalates are a class of toxic endocrine-disrupting chemicals that cause developmental and reproductive harm.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that six of the Member Designated Projects he submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure have been included in the INVEST in America Act, a transformative $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that seeks to modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and more.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to the disturbing rise of antisemitic attacks and violence targeting the Jewish community:

May 19, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after news reports of an attack on Jewish diners outside of a Beverly Grove restaurant last night.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) applauded House passage of his bill, H.R. 711, the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021. This legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) address veteran homelessness in the Los Angeles area. In addition, it helps VA use already available funding streams for certain homeless veteran programs, thus reducing the need for taxpayer funds. 

May 11, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) issued the following statement announcing that he is seeking a Gold Star Family Member for a full time, year-long paid fellowship in his Los Angeles District Office.

Interested Gold Star Family Members can click here to apply

May 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) introduced legislation that would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor to hire America’s unemployed and underemployed journalists and writers. In April 2020, the New York Times estimated that 36,000 workers at news outlets had been laid off, or had their positions reduced, and these numbers do not account for freelance and gig writers.

April 28, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan and local leaders said Tuesday they are excited to use the funds to spur economic recovery efforts throughout the Westside and assist the many families who have been affected by the pandemic.

Mayor Sue Himmelrich joined Rep. Ted Lieu and his fellow co-chairs of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee this week for a virtual news conference where they spoke on how the $18.5 billion plan will be allocated to cities like Santa Monica.

April 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W.