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April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 – exactly 20 years after the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) led a letter with Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge Saudi Arabia to lift restrictions on commercial and humanitarian imports into Yemen.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, California Aerospace Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced that the U.S. Space Force will establish Space Systems Command at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The Secretary of the Air Force announced that LA AFB will now be home to the headquarters of Space Systems Command, which will be tasked with overseeing all efforts to develop, acquire, launch, and sustain military space systems. SSC is one of three major commands under the U.S. Space Force.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Ted Deutch (FL-22) led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken laying out how the United States can continue to support a stable political transition in Libya amid the ongoing interagency review of U.S. policy towards Libya.

The letter was signed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09), Rep. Dina Titus (NV-01), and Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07).

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative. Previously, Tai served as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Before that, she served as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement at USTR.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it is ending U.S. support for Saudi-led military operations in Yemen. Since his first term, Rep. Lieu has been one of the leaders of the effort in Congress to end U.S. involvement in the armed conflict in Yemen, which has killed thousands of Yemeni civilians, deepened human suffering in the country, and increased instability in the region.   

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Joeseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office.

January 11, 2021 Press Release

Judiciary Committee Members: “We cannot begin to heal the soul of this country without first delivering swift justice to all its enemies – foreign and domestic”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen Ted Lieu (CA-33), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump this morning. The impeachment resolution is sponsored by Cicilline, with Lieu and Raskin serving as the two lead co-sponsors. It is also co-sponsored by another 211 members of the U.S. House.

January 10, 2021 In The News

I was in my office on the fourth floor of the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday when the Capitol Police entered around 1:15 to tell me and my chief of staff to evacuate immediately. The officers were running through each floor banging on office doors. They recommended that I remove the pin on my suit jacket that designates me as a member of Congress. We knew nothing as we raced down the stairs.

January 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along with Reps. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), urged the Department of Defense Acting Secretary to take measures to prevent the President from misusing or abusing his nuclear strike authority in the final days of his presidency.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Acting Secretary Miller:

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