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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Local Issues

Congressman Lieu meets with teachers and students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.

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February 25, 2017 In The News

Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November.

February 25, 2017 In The News

On January 30, 23-year-old Torrance resident Ruhi Khan drove her brother to Los Angeles International Airport for his routine departure to American University of Antigua, a medical school in the Caribbean. She did not intend to join the thousands of protesters assembled at Tom Bradley International Terminal demonstrating against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Her brother’s unexpected encounter with airport security quickly changed her evening plans.

February 22, 2017 In The News

Creative Artists Agency will host a day-long nonpartisan summit with U.S. political leaders, employees, advocates and guests called “Take Action Day” on Feb. 23.

February 19, 2017 In The News

Concerned about repeated problems at the PBF Energy-owned oil refinery in Torrance in the aftermath of a weekend fire, the region’s pollution-control agency said Sunday it plans to conduct a community hearing to get to the bottom of things.

February 18, 2017 In The News

Torrance firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday morning at the Torrance Refining Co. complex.

Three dozen firefighters were dispatched to the refinery about 6 a.m. after getting reports of an explosion. They extinguished the blaze within a half hour, said Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. City officials later issued an alert saying that there was “no offsite impact.” 

State and county health officials were also at the site, Millea said.

February 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the explosion and fire at Torrance Refinery.
 
February 18, 2017 In The News

On a day when activists marked the two-year anniversary of an explosion that rocked the then-ExxonMobil refinery and showered neighborhoods with industrial debris, another fire erupted at the troubled Torrance plant early Saturday.

“Another fire? Really?” read one of the signs carried by chanting marchers who endured a steady downpour to protest the use of toxic hydrofluoric acid at the refinery. Organizers estimated the crowd size at more than 400.

January 26, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding former U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra’s confirmation as California’s new Attorney General.

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