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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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July 27, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) sent a letter, signed by 30 Members of Congress, to Secretary Tillerson in response to disturbing reports that the State Department is preparing to close its Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ), the sole office in the United States Government dedicated exclusively to the prevention of atrocities and holding war criminals to account.

July 25, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), Matt Cartwright (D | Pennsylvania), and Ann Kuster (D | New Hampshire) issued the following statements upon introduction of the “New Collar Jobs Act.” This legislation seeks to improve our economy and our security by re-educating industrial workers for high-demand jobs in cybersecurity.

July 24, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding two amendments he introduced to the Make America Safe Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

"Protecting our state secrets and taxpayer dollars should be no-brainers for those running the government—but they apparently are not for this President or this Republican-controlled Congress.”

July 24, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced two amendments Monday that put focus on President Trump’s family and businesses, including one that would strip funding from senior White House adviser Jared Kushner’s office.

July 24, 2017 In The News

We need to get Donald Trump’s finger off the nuclear button. This is not a partisan plea. It is not a call to lower America’s guard against potential nuclear attacks. It is an appeal to common sense in the face of a president whose volatile temperament and erratic judgment should rule out allowing him to single-handedly start a nuclear war.

July 22, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday accused President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner of blatantly lying on key national security forms, reaffirming his call for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked. 

"Let's just be clear: Jared Kushner lied on his first two security clearance forms. They're not memory failures," Lieu said on MSNBC. These were very important meetings with the Russians, one involving a secret backchannel, the other involving getting dirt on Hillary Clinton. You don't forget about those meetings."

July 21, 2017 In The News

The first thing you see outside California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu’s Washington office is a piece of paper taped to his nameplate that says, “Alternative Fact Free Zone, Period.”

July 18, 2017 In The News


Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) used President Trump's "Made In America" campaign to knock the administration, wearing a lookalike of Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat, but with "Trump, Putin 2016" written on it. 

Lieu debuted the hat on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a selfie of himself wearing the hat outside of congress. 

"Wearing this special hat for White House Made in America week. Unlike the products of [Trump] and Ivanka Trump it's Made in America!" Lieu tweeted.

July 16, 2017 In The News

Joy Reid and her panel, including Rep. Ted Lieu of California and more, debate the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer promising opposition research.


July 15, 2017 In The News

Saudi Arabia has been fighting a long and brutal war in Yemen against Houthi rebels, who ousted the Saudi-backed central government in 2014. More than 10,000 civilians have died in the conflict, and over 3 million have been displaced. Millions face starvation.