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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) recognized the accomplishments of three residents of California’s 33rd district who earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal for excellence. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program encourages and recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youngsters. Rep. Lieu congratulated the three winners at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. today.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), who is one of four computer science majors in Congress, announced the beginning of this year’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition for students in middle and high school that encourages students to learn how to code and develop computer literacy. Starting June 4, eligible students of all experience levels from CA-33 are encouraged to enter by coding and submitting their own original apps.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown announced the expansion of the Metro Green Line. The Green Line project will extend the subway system from Redondo Beach to the new Regional Transit Center in Torrance. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Brown in support of this project and funding for expanded public transportation systems throughout Los Angeles County.
LOS ANGELES – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a group of 17 Members of Congress from greater Los Angeles expressing support for an Army Futures Command in Los Angeles. In a letter to Army Secretary Mark Esper, the Members outlined why Los Angeles would be an unparalleled hub of talent, research and innovation for the U.S. Army.
In the letter, the Members write:
There’s nothing I love more than bragging about how great it is to be a Member or Congress in Southern California. Our community is home to some of our country’s brightest creators and innovators, and we remain a shining example of the power of progress and smart investments.
LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s fourth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students from 20 high schools submitted 223 pieces of art for this year’s competition. Entries included 43 paintings, 89 photographs, 39 drawings, 25 mixed-media submissions, and 27 other media including digital, collage, etc.
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes provisions to reduce noise pollution and an amendment authored by Mr. Lieu. This amendment will require the National Research Council to write a report assessing the existence of non-leaded fuels that can be used by piston-powered planes.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was awarded $2.4 billion to expand Los Angeles’ transportation system, including lengthening the Metro Green Line. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Edmund Brown, Jr.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered the following remarks during the Judiciary Committee Markup of the Music Modernization Act. In December, Rep. Lieu joined colleagues in introducing H.R. 4706, the Music Modernization Act, which updates the music licensing system for the first time in almost two decades.
In his remarks, Mr. Lieu said: