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July 2, 2020 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that applications for the 33rd Congressional District’s Youth Advisory Council are now open and will be accepted through July 10. The Youth Advisory Council provides a unique opportunity for students to meet with a diverse group of peers, discuss issues of importance and consider ways of getting involved locally. The group will work directly with Rep. Lieu’s staff to collaborate on key issues impacting young people in California’s 33rd district.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild American infrastructure and support American families. The legislation includes critical investments to improve our roads and transit systems; create millions of jobs; and put the United States on a path toward a clean energy future.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must continue after the Trump Administration tried to eliminate the program that allows some people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the U.S. lawfully.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Congressman Lieu joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in calling for Juneteenth to become a Federal Holiday. 

June 10, 2020 In The News

Seven Los Angeles Police Department officers have been assigned to non-field duties amid investigations into 58 complaints of excessive use of force or other misconduct during the recent civil unrest and protests against police brutality, department officials said Wednesday.

The department said 28 of the complaints involve alleged uses of force.

“If there’s consequences, including suspension or removal, those will come,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said of the officers under investigation.

June 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N), Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and over 100 Members of Congress in introducing the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill will take key steps to achieve structural change to combat police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.
 

June 6, 2020 In The News

In more than a week of civil unrest since the killing of George Floyd, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore has been at the helm of a massive police response, which has included the controversial firing of foam bullets and arresting of peaceful protesters.

June 5, 2020 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the President of the Los Angeles Police Commission urging her to investigate instances that appear to show uniformed LAPD officers physically assaulting people gathering to protest police violence. The letter follows news reports and videos posted to social media that show police using batons, rubber bullets and a chemical spray against protestors, some of whom appear to be retreating. 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

June 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests.

"Watching Minneapolis police officers murder George Floyd shook me to my core. All the officers involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I share the pain and frustration that Americans feel in this moment. Black lives matter.

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