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April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Senator Alex Padilla (CA), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) led a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the inclusion of the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act in the President’s upcoming infrastructure package. This legislation provides a fair, secure, and accessible pathway to U.S.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, California Aerospace Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced that the U.S. Space Force will establish Space Systems Command at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The Secretary of the Air Force announced that LA AFB will now be home to the headquarters of Space Systems Command, which will be tasked with overseeing all efforts to develop, acquire, launch, and sustain military space systems. SSC is one of three major commands under the U.S. Space Force.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced new actions to respond to the increase in acts of anti-Asian violence, and to advance safety, inclusion, and belonging for all Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the reintroduction of his Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Senate co-lead Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ). The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act incentivizes states to move away from a money bail system. Instead, the bill encourages states to replace their existing bail systems with assessments made on proven data outcomes—a more just system for evaluating the flight and safety risk of defendants facing trial.

March 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s seventh-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition virtually. Students from 21 different high schools submitted 154 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 75 photographs, 24 paintings, 25 drawings, 15 mixed-media pieces, and 15 other pieces that included computer-generated art. The winner, Ethan Azari from Palisades Charter High School, submitted a piece called The Persistence of Love. 

March 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted with the majority of Members to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which provides vital protections to up to 3.4 million immigrants, many of whom have spent much of their lives in the United States. Rep. Lieu is a cosponsor of the bill.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Xavier Becerra was confirmed by the Senate as the Biden-Harris Administration’s next Health and Human Services Secretary.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative. Previously, Tai served as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Before that, she served as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement at USTR.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted in favor of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act. This vital legislation will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work.  President Biden will now sign this legislation into law.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

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