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September 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — The civilian death toll from Saudi Arabia’s disastrous air war over Yemen was steadily rising in 2016 when the State Department’s legal office in the Obama administration reached a startling conclusion: Top American officials could be charged with war crimes for approving bomb sales to the Saudis and their partners

September 14, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Bahrain and Israel announced their normalization of relations.
 
"It’s good news that Bahrain and Israel have normalized their relations. I will always support efforts to find peaceful cooperation in the region. Establishing peace should always be a central goal in U.S. foreign policy, and I commend both Israel and Bahrain on this important step forward."
 
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August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement after Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to establish full diplomatic ties.

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.

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