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February 21, 2020 In The News

A warm day greeted Congressman Ted W. Lieu, U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district, when he arrived at the Topanga Library on February 8 to meet with constituents and talk about the impeachment, the 2020 Census, and Veterans’ housing.

The brunch-time event was hosted by Dorothy Reik, President of the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), and  brought the politician and the public together for a productive town hall meeting.

February 21, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.

The Trump administration over the past two years has committed to providing farmers with $27 billion in assistance. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has said that a third year of financial assistance would not be necessary since China had committed to increasing its agriculture purchases under a trade deal.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation transmitted to Congress the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 3 Project. Following a 30-day Congressional Review Period, Los Angeles County Metro will receive nearly $1.3 billion in funding for the project.

February 7, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — As Congress tries to shift back into work mode, we wrap up a busy week, from President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate to the Iowa Caucus to the controversial State of the Union address. 

Every year, California congressmen are able to bring a chosen guest from their district to the State of the Union. There Spectrum News 1 heard many stories of triumph and sorrow over an array of key issues, like immigration, environment, and affordability. 

February 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers aren’t likely to cheer for many lines in President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, the way their Republican colleagues might.

But there’s at least one section of the speech where the two parties’ roles might flip: the promised section on lowering prescription drug prices.

January 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the house passed the Never Again Education Act, a bipartisan bill meant to strengthen Holocaust education efforts in the United States.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019. The bill would curb the $10,000 cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction implemented in the 2017 House GOP tax bill and would also reverse the GOP’s massive giveaway to the wealthiest tax bracket.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) championed his bipartisan bill, the City and State Diplomacy Act, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup. The bill, which subsequently passed out of committee, is co-led with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and focuses on providing federal support for state and local diplomacy efforts. The bill will establish an Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the floor, Rep. Lieu explained his rationale for supporting impeaching the President. Watch the video here.

Mr. Lieu's remarks as delivered:

Thank you Chairman Nadler for your leadership.