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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill on Friday. The funding will support communities impacted by natural disasters including those in CA-33 who were devastated by the Woolsey Fire last fall. The bill passed the House with a strong bipartisan majority: 257-150.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-Florida) announced the reintroduction of a resolution of key principles for investing in our country’s infrastructure. In an op-ed in The Hill, the Members explain why any infrastructure investment must benefit all Americans, and create jobs instead of corporate handouts. The Resolution is supported by 90 Members of Congress.
WASHINGTON — A pair of California lawmakers are concerned that the Defense Department’s focus on the newly established Space Development Agency could erode the progress of its legacy space technology procurement arm, the Space and Missile Systems Center.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with 26 Members calling on the Department of Justice to end its support of lawsuits aiming to strike down the protections of the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the Republican-led lawsuits would jeopardize the healthcare of millions, especially those with pre-existing conditions.
In the letter, the Members write:
WASHINGTON - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s fifth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students from 19 different high schools submitted 172 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 66 photographs, 36 paintings, 33 drawings, 27 mixed-media pieces, and 10 other pieces that included computer- generated art. The winner, April Luce of Redondo Union High School, submitted a piece called Cass.
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) wants to authorize $750 million annually in federally funded grants over the next five years for local governments to combat homelessness. He introduced the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act on Friday.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kamala Harris today introduced legislation that would allow the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to operate as a year-round homeless shelter. The armory is currently used as a temporary shelter only during the winter months.
In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, the members requested that the legislation be included in the next National Defense Authorization Act.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), both Members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, reintroduced the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which would phase out the use of large mesh drift gillnets off the coast of California and set a path toward more sustainable fishing in the region.
Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said: