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April 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement praising President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The announcement comes on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the international community commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide, during which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in massacres and deportation campaigns carried out by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on Earth Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) reintroduced the “Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act", which will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following statement after the Pew Research Center published a new study that found one third of Asian Americans fear threats and physical violence, and 81% of Asian adults say violence against them is rising.

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 12, 2021 In The News

Immigrants who have lived abroad or grown up with stories of political chaos know that the most violent days always start out in an eerie quiet, as January 6, 2021, did in Washington, DC. By 1:10 pm that day, after then-President Donald Trump issued his call for thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol, anyone who was paying attention knew that something dangerous was about to take place.

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.

April 8, 2021 In The News

One of the U.S. Space Force’s three main prongs, the division that will develop and buy space technologies and services, will be based in the Los Angeles area, officials announced Thursday.

The Los Angeles Air Force Base’s Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo will become the headquarters of the planned division, which is named Space Systems Command. The division is set to become official this summer after its commander is selected and receives Senate confirmation.

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.