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May 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) introduced legislation that would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor to hire America’s unemployed and underemployed journalists and writers. In April 2020, the New York Times estimated that 36,000 workers at news outlets had been laid off, or had their positions reduced, and these numbers do not account for freelance and gig writers.

April 28, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan and local leaders said Tuesday they are excited to use the funds to spur economic recovery efforts throughout the Westside and assist the many families who have been affected by the pandemic.

Mayor Sue Himmelrich joined Rep. Ted Lieu and his fellow co-chairs of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee this week for a virtual news conference where they spoke on how the $18.5 billion plan will be allocated to cities like Santa Monica.

April 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W.

April 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement praising President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The announcement comes on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the international community commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide, during which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in massacres and deportation campaigns carried out by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on Earth Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) reintroduced the “Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act", which will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following statement after the Pew Research Center published a new study that found one third of Asian Americans fear threats and physical violence, and 81% of Asian adults say violence against them is rising.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Senator Alex Padilla (CA), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) led a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the inclusion of the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act in the President’s upcoming infrastructure package. This legislation provides a fair, secure, and accessible pathway to U.S.

April 12, 2021 In The News

Immigrants who have lived abroad or grown up with stories of political chaos know that the most violent days always start out in an eerie quiet, as January 6, 2021, did in Washington, DC. By 1:10 pm that day, after then-President Donald Trump issued his call for thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol, anyone who was paying attention knew that something dangerous was about to take place.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, California Aerospace Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced that the U.S. Space Force will establish Space Systems Command at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The Secretary of the Air Force announced that LA AFB will now be home to the headquarters of Space Systems Command, which will be tasked with overseeing all efforts to develop, acquire, launch, and sustain military space systems. SSC is one of three major commands under the U.S. Space Force.

April 8, 2021 In The News

One of the U.S. Space Force’s three main prongs, the division that will develop and buy space technologies and services, will be based in the Los Angeles area, officials announced Thursday.

The Los Angeles Air Force Base’s Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo will become the headquarters of the planned division, which is named Space Systems Command. The division is set to become official this summer after its commander is selected and receives Senate confirmation.