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March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) urged Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to articulate a plan for how the federal government will address potential shortages of a vital component of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) tests. Public reports indicate that multiple clinical labs in the U.S. do not have an adequate supply of chemical reagents, which are necessary for the COVID-19 tests.

March 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, Rep. Lieu joined over 100 lawmakers urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to employ existing authority to establish a Special Enrollment Period for patients to seek ACA Marketplace coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which will offer support for families, first responders and members of our community to help the country address the spread of the coronavirus.

March 11, 2020 Opinion: Op-Eds

Lieu represents coastal communities from Malibu to Rancho Palos Verdes in the House of Representatives. Hall is a retired Olympic swimmer who won five gold medals for the United States.

What do a gold medal Olympic swimmer turned healthcare advocate and a former computer science major turned congressman have in common?

Like millions of Americans, we’re both living with a pre-existing condition.

March 9, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Top Democrats are demanding that the White House address the issues people are concerned about regarding the coronavirus. These range from paid sick leave to free testing kits for people who need them, like people across California in areas impacted by the virus.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s sixth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Students from 15 different high schools submitted 273 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 110 photographs, 66 paintings, 50 drawings, 28 mixed-media pieces, and 19 other pieces that included computer-generated art.

March 6, 2020 Opinion: Op-Eds

I am honored to represent the best congressional district in the nation: California’s 33rd district. I’m endlessly proud of our community, but I recognize the challenges we face around homelessness. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to improve housing conditions, address homelessness, and support homeless veterans in our district since I was first elected to Congress. There’s still a lot of work to be done. 

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after both Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County declared a public health emergency as a proactive measure to stave off the spread of COVID-19 (“the coronavirus”) in the Los Angeles community. These public health emergency declarations will enable officials to more easily acquire federal funding to assist with efforts to address and contain the coronavirus. It follows similar actions by other localities in California and around the country.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Pew Research Center released their new report demonstrating that a record 10 percent of the nation’s electorate – 23 million Americans – are immigrants who will be eligible to vote in the 2020 elections.

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