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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.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) spoke on the floor in support of his Defense appropriations amendment to stop the Trump Administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without Congressional approval. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) spoke in support of the amendment.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

“Iran is a malignant state actor. If it is true that the Iranian government is responsible for the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, then Iran must be held accountable.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2476, Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and increases its funding from $60 million to $75 million. In 2016 and 2018, Congressman Lieu sent letters of support for the program, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

June 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and 12 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary Pompeo requesting clarification over U.S. policy in Libya. A generic read-out of President Trump’s phone call with Khalifa Haftar on April 15 has led to perceived uncertainty regarding the U.S. position. Libyan armed actors are now using that confusion over U.S. policy as justification to continue the conflict, further jeopardizing prospects for a political settlement and threatening regional stability.

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