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September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act. This bill, which he cosponsored, prohibits the Department of the Interior from offering any tract for oil and gas leasing or preleasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf planning area or the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf planning area, part of which hugs Rep. Lieu’s district.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that President Trump's Domestic Policy Council plans to address homelessness following their visit to Los Angeles.  

"Combating homelessness is a serious concern in my community and others in California. While Trump’s animus towards California is well documented, if he’s serious about helping to break the cycle of homelessness, I’d work with him.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement in response to the anti-Semitic graffiti found in Santa Monica this weekend.

“I am absolutely appalled by the anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled in Santa Monica. During a time where anti-Semitic acts are on the rise, we must roundly condemn this kind of hate. I stand in solidarity with my Jewish constituents and Jews across the country. Hate has no place in our communities.”

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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Katie Hill (CA-25) announced that the effort to authorize the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to expand its homeless shelter services passed a major hurdle thanks to provisions in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act. The effort, spearheaded in the House by Lieu and Hill, modifies the deed at the West LA Armory to allow a shelter to operate on the property year-round.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) celebrated the news that the Federal Transit Administration will award LA Metro $100 million for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension Project.

July 1, 2019 In The News

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he plans to lead a coalition of mayors calling on Congress to pass the Ending Homelessness Act.

The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, would direct more than $13 billion to support the work of cities on the front lines of this crisis, deliver vital services to homeless residents and bring the unsheltered indoors, according to a statement from Garcetti’s office.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2019”, which bans LGBTQ conversion therapy. Conversion therapy, which fraudulently seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has been recognized by the national community of professionals in education, social work, health, and counseling as both dangerous and useless. Rep.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that three provisions he proposed on Lymphedema research and resources were included in H.R. 2740, the appropriations bill that passed the House today. The provisions encourage the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health to expand resources and research to the study and treatment of lymphedema.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2476, Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and increases its funding from $60 million to $75 million. In 2016 and 2018, Congressman Lieu sent letters of support for the program, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

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