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September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for FY22. The NDAA that passed the House includes a pay raise for servicemembers, significant improvements to our country’s cybersecurity, and investments in new partnerships with the private sector and academia, including HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after his six Amendments were included in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act for FY22. The House is expected to vote on the final bill tonight.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) signed a bipartisan letter led by Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA) urging the Biden Administration to donate unused COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries. In the letter, the Members argue that providing vaccines to developing countries both ensures supplies are not wasted and helps the world move closer to ending the pandemic.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear President Biden:

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ), and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the Accountability in Assignment Restrictions Act, which aims to reform the practice of Assignment Restrictions at the State Department.

September 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lieu led a letter with Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and nine Members of Congress urging the Biden-Harris Administration to use the full range of tools at their disposal to put meaningful pressure on Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi over his government's atrocious human rights record.

August 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the last American troops departed from Afghanistan.

“After 20 grueling years, the United States military has left Afghanistan. It’s an important step towards ending U.S. involvement in endless wars, something I have called for throughout my time in Congress. 

August 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the terrorist attacks in and around the Kabul airport.

August 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement:

“President Biden made the difficult but correct decision to complete the troop withdrawal process in Afghanistan that was initiated by the former President. If the United States could not win in Afghanistan after 20 years of war, we would not win if we stayed and fought for another 20 years. 

July 30, 2021 In The News

Nearly 100 members of Congress are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the Justice Department's alleged racial profiling of Asians, according to a letter shared with Axios.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to protect Afghans who worked with U.S. media in light of the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan. Afghan reporters, journalists and fixers worked in concert with U.S. media outlets at great risk to themselves and their families in order to inform Americans. Reps. Lieu and Speier argue that the U.S.

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