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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie requesting that the Department of Justice direct money recovered from the recently prosecuted cases involving Westside Services LLC back to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rep. Lieu and Sen.
LOS ANGELES - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s third-annual Congressional App Challenge and first-annual reception for the Challenge at Santa Monica College. Twenty-six students from twenty high schools participated. The winners, Angie and Ben Tait of Redondo Union High School submitted an app entitled “Redondo Union High School Maps”.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Brad Sherman urged leadership on the House Appropriations Committee to authorize federal funding to assist constituents impacted by the devastating Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires in California.
In the letter, the Members write:
“On behalf of our constituents who have been devastated by the California wildfires, we write to urge you to work with us to provide federal funding to assist the impacted communities with recovery.
Friends in CA-33:
An evacuation alert is in effect in parts of CA-33. Please follow the instructions of local officials and be prepared to evacuate if directed.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day.
President Trump blamed the latest California wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” in a tweet on Saturday.
“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests,” the president wrote.
Trump threatened to withhold federal funds from California, adding, “Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement after Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, which will usher in a historic wave of diverse Members of Congress.
“A historic number of people made their voices heard yesterday, and today is a new day in America. We will finally have the opportunity to act on the concerns millions of Americans have about corruption in government, their healthcare and our national infrastructure.”
LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee Nita Lowey expressing support for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps nonprofit institutions protect their communities. In 2016, Congressman Lieu sent a similar letter of support for the measure, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.
WASHINGTON—Last week, President Trump signed into law the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to authorize water resources development projects. The law contains a provision advocated by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) to increase the authorization for funding the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project. This project will increase the delivery of recycled water throughout the Harbor and South Bay region, improve water quality, and reduce reliance on imported water.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the findings from a new report generated by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Democratic Staff that shows the consequences of the Trump Administration’s threats to Californians with pre-existing health conditions.