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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Katie Hill (CA-25) announced that the effort to authorize the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to expand its homeless shelter services passed a major hurdle thanks to provisions in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act. The effort, spearheaded in the House by Lieu and Hill, modifies the deed at the West LA Armory to allow a shelter to operate on the property year-round.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) celebrated the news that the Federal Transit Administration will award LA Metro $100 million for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension Project.
LOS ANGELES — L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he plans to lead a coalition of mayors calling on Congress to pass the Ending Homelessness Act.
The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, would direct more than $13 billion to support the work of cities on the front lines of this crisis, deliver vital services to homeless residents and bring the unsheltered indoors, according to a statement from Garcetti’s office.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2019”, which bans LGBTQ conversion therapy. Conversion therapy, which fraudulently seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has been recognized by the national community of professionals in education, social work, health, and counseling as both dangerous and useless. Rep.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that three provisions he proposed on Lymphedema research and resources were included in H.R. 2740, the appropriations bill that passed the House today. The provisions encourage the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health to expand resources and research to the study and treatment of lymphedema.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2476, Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and increases its funding from $60 million to $75 million. In 2016 and 2018, Congressman Lieu sent letters of support for the program, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Senate-approved Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, which is expected to be signed into law. The funding will support communities impacted by natural disasters including those in CA-33 that were devastated by the Woolsey Fire last fall.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that applications for the 33rd Congressional District’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are open and will be accepted through July 19. Students will have a chance to meet with a diverse group of peers from their community to discuss issues of importance and consider ways of getting involved locally. The YAC will work directly with staff in Rep. Lieu’s office to collaborate on key issues for young people in California’s 33rd district.
WASHINGTON - This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu spoke on the U.S. House Floor in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the University of California, Los Angeles on May 23, 1919.
Rep. Lieu's Remarks As Prepared:
MADAM Speaker, today I rise to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA’s excellence is clear.