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As the communications blockade and curfew imposed in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) enters its second month, members of the US Congress on Saturday hit out at New Delhi for its “unacceptable restrictions.”
The letter addressed to US ambassador in India and Charge d’ Affaires, US Embassy in Islamabad deemed the Indian government’s strong-arm tactics as “a deeply ominous sign that is both incompatible with both democratic and human rights.”
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Reps. Omar, Grijalva, Levin, McGovern, Lowenthal and Beyer in urging U.S. officials in India and Pakistan to leverage U.S. relationships with Indian and Pakistani governments to deescaate the crisis in Kashmir.
In the letter, the Members urge the U.S. officials to:
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after NBC News reported that the Air Force compiled a report of the 51 military projects that President Trump plans to divert funds from to help pay for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
WASHINGTON– Today, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to nullify recent policy changes from the Trump administration that would strip automatic citizenship rights from certain children of U.S. military service members and government employees who are born abroad.
Under the new policy, children of service members and government employees who are born abroad would not be automatically considered U.S. citizens, and will instead be required to undergo a complicated application process.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), speaking at DEFCON, announced the reintroduction of the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.
Donald Trump has a history of using harmful, false rhetoric to paint minorities and immigrants as undeserving, dangerous and unwelcome. He claimed immigrants are disproportionately violent and threatening. He told some minorities to "go back" from where they came. He called majority-black cities rat-infested. He invited an artist known for his anti-Semitic cartoons to the White House.
LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. The treaty was ratified in 1988 to slow a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu questioned former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. In the hearing, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Mueller said:
WASHINGTON – Today, 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.