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August 7, 2020 Opinion: Op-Eds

When Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Hiroshima in 2016, he stated: “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us.” Those words ring true today. At the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we stand in another moment of global chaos and profound loss.

August 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the FBI to investigate allegations that U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert Wood Johnson abused his position and tried to steer the lucrative British Open to the Trump Turnberry Resort.
July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after two of his National Defense Authorization Amendments passed in the House. One creates reporting requirements on U.S. policy in Yemen, including requiring reporting on U.S. military support of the Saudi-led coalition. The other establishes an Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, which will enable the State Department to support city and state efforts to engage abroad.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced that they will introduce a bill to restrict the ability of the U.S. Marshals Service to deputize other federal employees to perform the functions of a Deputy U.S. Marshal. The bill would also prohibit the Attorney General from designating Drug Enforcement Administration officers to enforce federal laws outside of their Title 21 authority. The bill allows for an exception when the federal support is requested by the state governor.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Defense announced that confederate flags were prohibited on military sites. In June, Veteran Reps.

June 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of World Refugee Day 2020.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a former active duty Air Force officer, sent a letter with 11 Members of Congress who served in the military or in national security fields urging the Department of Defense to rescind its transgender servicemember ban. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination, the Members argue in their letter to Defense Secretary Esper that this standard should be applied to military service too. Previously, Rep.

June 18, 2020 In The News

While running for office in 2016, Donald Trump asked Russia to hunt for the emails of his Democratic rival and touted documents stolen by Russia intelligence agents that had been published by WikiLeaks.

June 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Last week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting an explanation as to whether the DOJ had authorized mass serveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters. The Members request clarity on whether powerful surveillance technologies such as cell-site simulators were being deployed against protesters.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Attorney General Barr:

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