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February 19, 2015 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) has issued the following statement in light of the explosion at the Torrance Exxon Mobil Refinery:

February 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the continued closure of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA announced this morning that ships at Southern California ports will not be unloaded on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, when dockworkers are entitled to overtime pay. This weekend’s closure comes in addition to previous port shutdowns by PMA last weekend.

February 12, 2015 In The News

Click here to see pictures of Congressman Lieu visiting schools in his district.

February 8, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) issued the following statement today regarding PMA's decision to suspend all vessel work from 5:00 p.m. February 6 to 8:00 a.m. February 9.

“Our ports are critical to Southern California’s economy, and the safety and speed at which goods move through our ports affect large regions of the United States.  PMA’s intentional action to close the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles over the weekend is indefensible.  PMA’s obstructionist action not only hurts ILWU workers, it will hurt businesses, consumers, and our economy.   

January 26, 2015 In The News

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) recently met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secretary Bob McDonald to talk about his concerns relating to veterans issues.

“Secretary McDonald and I had a very productive discussion about the Greater Los Angeles VA and how we can live up to our promise to take care of those who have sacrificed so much for our country,” Lieu said. “It is clear from my conversation with the secretary that he cares deeply about our homeless veterans.”

January 26, 2015 In The News

Posted: 01/23/15, 5:53 PM PST

Local leaders in business and politics gathered Friday afternoon in Torrance to take stock of the regional economy and mull where to focus their energy for continued future growth. The answer: Invest in education and workforce training.

January 26, 2015 In The News

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

This week, Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., House Democrats’ freshman class president, talks about his turbo technology, hotel points and celebrities in prison.

Q. What was your first car? Any great memories of it?

A. It was a Ford Thunderbird Turbo. It was a black and … the inside was red, and it looked really cool.

January 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) announced his appointment to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 114th Congress. As the primary investigative body for the House of Representatives, the Committee has the authority to scrutinize any matter within the jurisdiction of standing House committees. The Committee has historically served as a critical check on the powers of the legislative and executive branches as well as abuses of the public trust by private companies.

January 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the announcement by Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald of his upcoming visit to West Los Angeles next week:

January 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the below statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight was my first State of the Union as a member of the United States House of Representatives.  I was honored to participate in this time-honored tradition and was moved by President Obama’s words.