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September 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONRepresentatives Ted Lieu (CA-33), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Harley Rouda (CA-48) hosted a press call for regional reporters today demanding the Senate act to support local schools and provide the resources they need to keep students safe and protect against potentially devastating cuts to state education budgets. The House passed funding to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic more than 100 days ago.

August 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Delivering for America Act, which requires the Postal Service to return to prior operations levels. The bill prohibits recent changes to the Postal Service that impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service. The prohibitions would remain in effect for the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later.  
 
August 21, 2020 Press Release

Postmaster’s Temporary Pause Doesn’t Undo Damage Already Done for Americans Depending on Postal Service to Deliver Ballots, Medicines and More

LOS ANGELES  – Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Scott Peters (CA-52), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Pete Aguilar (CA-31) are supporting legislation the House plans to pass Saturday to save the Postal Service from sabotage.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along with 26 Members of Congress from California, called for an investigation into allegations that the federal government improperly denied or delayed aid to California wildfire victims. The letter follows allegations from a former Department of Homeland Security official that President Trump ordered FEMA to deny assistance to Californians because of the political demographics of the state.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) urged the FBI to evaluate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, or Members of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, committed any crimes in light of nationwide delays and issues with the United States Post Office.

August 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along with Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), John Curtis (R-UT) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Empowering Olympic, Paralympic and Amateur Athletes Act to help protect athletes from sexual abuse. The bill, a companion to Sens.

July 31, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the Reopen Small Businesses Safely Act, which would direct the Small Business Administration to allow COVID-19-related emergency loans to be used to cover health and safety business improvements. The bill, which is cosponsored by Reps.
July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along with Reps. Rob Woodall, Judy Chu and Pete Olson, led a bipartisan letter of 150 Members of Congress calling on Attorney General William Barr to publicly condemn acts of anti-Asian bias stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Members also urged AG Barr to provide regular status updates regarding the steps the Department of Justice is taking and will take going forward to combat this behavior.

In the letter, the Members wrote:

July 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W.

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