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Funerals in Yemen are traditionally large affairs. When prominent figures die, hundreds or even thousands of people come to pay their respects and to pray for them. Abdulqader Hilal Al-Dabab, the mayor of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, could expect such treatment. But Hilal used to ask for a simple burial. “If I get killed when I’m in office, I don’t want a state funeral,” he told his sons. He wanted to be buried in a grave he’d reserved next to his father’s.
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Politico reported that 17 former nuclear launch officers signed a letter calling for congressional action to prevent the President from launching a nuclear first-strike unprovoked.
After a contentious debate, the House of Representatives has voted to extend a controversial government surveillance program that powers American spying operations, as it voted down a proposal to include new privacy measures.
Edward Luttwak, judging from his recent article in Foreign Policy, thinks a war between two nuclear-armed states is a good idea. He’s wrong. In fact, nothing could be more ruinous to U.S. interests or more dangerous to America’s friends than attacking North Korea.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted “…I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than [Kim Jong Un's], and my Button works!” Rep.
More indictments are coming this year in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the presidential election, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee predicted.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) led a letter co-signed by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) to Saudi Ambassador to the United States Khaled bin Salman and Emirati Ambassador to the United States Youset al Otaiba urging their governments to end their coalition’s Yemen blockade and reopen Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings.
In the letter, the Members write:
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after U.S. Africa Command announced that NCIS will be conducting an investigation into an August raid in Somalia that may have led to numerous civilian deaths. In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last week, Rep.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 into law. Congressman Lieu authored two provisions that will bring critical congressional oversight to the conflict in Yemen for the first time. Sec. 1265 requires the Departments of Defense and State to report to Congress on whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are abiding by their commitments in Yemen. Sec.