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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates through the President’s emergency declaration. In June, the House passed Congressman Lieu’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2020 on a bipartisan basis to block the execution of these 22 emergency sales.

July 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressman Doug Lamborn are introducing the bipartisan "U.S.-U.K. Directed Energy Cooperation Act." The bill enables the Secretary of Defense to work with United Kingdom counterparts on developing directed energy technology. This partnership will enable both countries to collaborate on technology that can offer the countries a non-lethal defense against advance missiles and unmanned aerial systems.

July 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a group of 23 members calling on President Trump to articulate his goals for engagement with Iran. In a letter, the Members expressed concerns that the Administration lacks a cogent strategy on Iran, and that various Administration officials have articulated different and confusing goals.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear President Trump:

June 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan “City and State Diplomacy Act”, which will support state and local diplomacy with counterparts abroad. The bill will establish an Office of Subnational Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S. policy and programs in support of city and state engagement with foreign governments and officials.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that would prohibit the emergency sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. On June 18, 2019, the House passed Congressman Lieu’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2020 on a bipartisan basis to block the execution of these 22 emergency sales.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of new polling data from VoteVets and Concerned Veterans for America. Of those polled, 83 percent are opposed to new U.S. military engagements. This news comes amidst President Trump’s increasingly hostile rhetoric towards Iran.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on World Refugee Day, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) , reaffirming U.S. commitment to the protection of refugees and displaced persons. Rep.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the passage of an Amendment he introduced to stop the Trump Administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without Congressional approval. Yesterday, Rep. Lieu was joined by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) on the House floor to speak in support of the amendment.

Upon passage, Mr. Lieu said:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced a provision he proposed banning the production of Low-Yield nuclear weapons passed the House today as a part of an appropriations package. The provision prohibits the research, development, production and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. So-called low-yield nuclear weapons have the potential to lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons and increase the risk of entering the U.S. into nuclear war. In 2018 and 2019, Rep.

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