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July 13, 2015 In The News

A long-awaited meeting to discuss Santa Monica Airport was held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local elected officials and residents.

Congressman Ted Lieu (33rd District) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (37th District) hosted the meeting between their constituents and senior FAA officials.

This meeting followed an invitation to meet, which was made at the March 24 Santa Monica City Council meeting.

July 10, 2015 Press Release

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) launched his first ever Congressional photo contest inviting constituents of California’s 33rd District to submit photos of their favorite places located in the District. Photos can be submitted through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by tagging @RepTedLieu and using the hashtag #MyCA33.  Photos will be selected from each city/neighborhood in the District and will be featured/credited on the Congressman’s website and social media pages.

July 10, 2015 In The News

SANTA MONICA—Nearly two dozen Santa Monica city officials, activists and residents met with members of the FAA in Washington D.C. earlier this week to advocate for the closure of the Santa Monica Airport.

According to Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, the airport fails to meet minimum safety requirements and pollutes the local environment.

July 10, 2015 In The News

Santa Monica staff, officials and anti-airport activists flew to Washington D.C. this week to advocate for closure of the Santa Monica Airport.

The group, including Rep. Ted Lieu, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore Tony Vazquez, Santa Monica Councilmember Sue Himmelrich and 16 other local constituents, met with FAA in a meeting facilitated by Lieu and Congresswoman Karen Bass.

According to those present at the meeting, FAA officials listened without comment.

July 9, 2015 In The News

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July 9, 2015 In The News

Didn’t we already deal with the airport in the last election? Aren’t we done with that one already? Those of us who live near the airport hear this talk every day. We also hear the racket of helicopters, screams of jets, noise of small planes and the occasional random celebratory flyovers.

We hear them taking off and landing every day, 365 days a year, until 11 p.m., and sometimes landing after 11 p.m., since landing is not restricted. On average, we see and hear a crash every year! Keep in mind; the runway is within 300 feet of homes.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Freedom from unwarranted search and seizure is one of the great ideals that this county was founded upon. It is also an issue that has garnered a great deal of attention since 2013, when former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which ordinary Americans are being spied upon by their own government.

July 8, 2015 Press Release

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June 22, 2015 Press Release

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Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement following the news that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has found a match between one sample from the Refugio/Santa Barbara oil spill and a tar ball from the Manhattan Beach/South Bay incident.