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May 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Nanette Barragan (D-San Pedro) on April 30 sent a letter to the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons calling for the release or home confinement of all inmates at Terminal Island, a federal prison facility in San Pedro.

The letter to Michael Carvajal, which was copied to Attorney General William Barr, comes following reports that more than half of all inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. It reads as follows:

April 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Nanette Barragan (D-CA-44) sent a letter to the Director of the Bureau of Federal prisons calling for the release or home confinement of all inmates at Terminal Island, a federal prison facility in San Pedro, California. Their letter comes following reports that more than half of all inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Carvajal:

April 28, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers in the US House and Senate are trying to protect consumers from scammers and price gouging in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

They say it’s time to stop those playing on the public’s fear for profit.

Thirty dollar toilet paper, seventy dollar hand sanitizer. 

“We see amazing mark-ups of common items that many people need,” Representative Ted Lieu, D-California, said. 

Some online sellers have been price gouging trying to profit off Americans’ coronavirus fears.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the 105th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill provides an additional $310 billion in funding for the PPP; adds $50 billion to the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loans Program; increases disaster grants by $10 billion; and offers $75 billion to hospitals and health care workers for necessities like personal protective equipment. 

April 22, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse joined a trio of fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate this week in calling for the swift passage of a bill aimed at banning price-gouging practices that have led sellers to jack up the prices on items such as masks and hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 22, 2020 In The News

In Malibu … US Congressman Ted Lieu is offering assistance to small businesses that have already submitted loan applications but have not yet heard back. Those businesses can fill out an online form and submit it to his office via email. A caseworker in his office will be assigned to investigate the application status of all forms received. Complete the form at https://lieu.house.gov/sites/lieu.house.gov/files/Privacy%20Release%20Form%20-%2033rd%20District.pdf.

April 15, 2020 In The News

Three prominent South Bay Democrats will host a virtual town hall Thursday, April 16, to discuss programs and resources available to local residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

State Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica; Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles; and Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, will headline the event.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced last month that it would roll back fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2021 to 2026. These standards are significantly weaker than those that had been promulgated by the Obama Administration. Among other changes, under the rule, automakers will be required to improve annual fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent rather than 5 percent.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W.

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