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WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the provisions in the final bill were amendments introduced by Rep. Lieu including a requirement for a defense and diplomatic strategy for Libya, a prohibition on refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for two years and the Establishment of a process to modify the West Los Angeles National Guard armory to allow for a new homeless shelter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn’t exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the FBI to investigate a possible pay-to-play scheme between the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Both Reps. Lieu and Rice are former prosecutors.
In the letter, the Members wrote:
Dear Director Wray,
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to reports that more than 200 rockets are being fired from Gaza at Israel.
“No nation can allow its civilians to be targeted by rocket fire. Israel has every right to defend itself from terrorists and the United States must continue to support our ally. I am proud of the support Congress has given to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system that today is helping to prevent civilian casualties from hostile foreign actors.”
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor supporting a House resolution to formally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.
Congressman Lieu’s remarks as prepared:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Thank you Chairman Engel and Chairman Smith for your leadership.
The United States of America should never be afraid to tell the truth and yet for too long, we did not recognize Armenian Genocide. That ends today.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced bicameral legislation that would create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “The Cyber Shield Act” will establish an advisory committee of cybersecurity experts from academia, industry, consumer advocates, government and the public to create cybersecurity benchmarks for IoT devices - such as baby monitors, home assistants, smart locks, cameras, cell phones, and laptops.
The Turkish offensive Donald Trump essentially greenlit in Syria has already reportedly led to the deaths of more than 100 Kurds, including civilians—but the president appears largely unfazed, suggesting on Wednesday that Kurdish fighters’ efforts to st
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.”