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LOS ANGELES – Today, ahead of Veterans Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced two bills to benefit the local VA campus: the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2019 and the Ensuring Access to West Los Angeles VA Easement Funds Act of 2019. These measures amend the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 to ensure that the West Los Angeles VA campus is able to recoup much-needed resources in service of our nation’s veterans.
LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) congratulates local partners on securing funding for the construction of a permanent bridge on Mulholland Highway over Triunfo Creek. Construction is expected to start early next year with anticipated completion in October of 2020. The bridge was one of three damaged or destroyed by the November 2018 Woolsey Fire.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to FEMA and the House Appropriations Committee urging them to use federal resources to assist with the Getty fire in Los Angeles. More than 17,000 people have already been evacuated because of the fire, which has burned at least 700 acres in two days.
***Constituents affected by the Getty Fire should continue to follow the instructions of local officials.***
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor supporting a House resolution to formally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.
Congressman Lieu’s remarks as prepared:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Thank you Chairman Engel and Chairman Smith for your leadership.
The United States of America should never be afraid to tell the truth and yet for too long, we did not recognize Armenian Genocide. That ends today.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or CASE Act, this week. This bill creates the Copyright Claims Board, a body within the U.S. Copyright Office to decide small claims copyright disputes.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced bicameral legislation that would create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “The Cyber Shield Act” will establish an advisory committee of cybersecurity experts from academia, industry, consumer advocates, government and the public to create cybersecurity benchmarks for IoT devices - such as baby monitors, home assistants, smart locks, cameras, cell phones, and laptops.
The Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative forum wooed a handful of the South Bay’s heavy hitters to the Palos Verdes Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 11, for an afternoon of pitch-making, cheer-leading and oversized homemade cookies.
LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) attended the dedication of the Los Angeles National Cemetery’s new columbarium for veterans. Congressman Lieu was joined by Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves, Los Angeles National Cemetery Director Tom Ruck, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, VA Medical Systems Director Dr. Steven Braverman, Brig. Gen (Ret.), and Actor Gary Sinise.
Congressman Lieu’s Remarks as Prepared:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was announced that President Trump is expected to revoke California’s authority to set stringent car pollution standards.