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May 24, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

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By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO

April 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced a resolution reaffirming the importance of the U.S.’s economic relationship with Israel. The resolution highlights the many ways U.S.-Israel economic cooperation has benefitted both countries, including encouraging technological innovation and scientific advancement.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan asking for answers on how much the U.S. is assisting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. While the Administration rightly halted refueling assistance in November 2018, it is unclear how much the U.S. continues to assist the coalition in conducting operations and what specific forms of assistance are being provided.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu wrote:

April 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), addressed a joint meeting of Congress today.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr notified Congress that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), who previously served on active duty, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act. The legislation authorizes the Department of Defense to carry out bilateral cooperation with Israel to develop directed energy capabilities that address threats to both nations.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

March 4, 2019 In The News
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), one of President Trump's harshest critics in Congress, called it "inapropriate" that the hashtag #TrumpFail was trending after the president's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 
 
"The hashtag #TrumpFail is trending and I find it inappropriate," Lieu tweeted." People should not be hoping the President Fails or taking pleasure in his failure on the global state. Whether you like [Trump] or not, he represents America in foreign affairs. 
March 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a letter from 13 Members of Congress urging Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to investigate reports that members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are recruiting and deploying child soldiers in the conflict.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 1, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him why the Bureau is dismantling its International Human Rights Unit. The unit, which investigates international war crimes, is critical to the U.S.’s leadership on enforcement of international order and the protection of human rights.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the New York Times reported that President Donald J. Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance. The story alleges that the President overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the White House’s General Counsel.

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