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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) passed the Hack Your State Department Bill, which he authored with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), and the Global Engagement Center Authorities Act of 2018, which he coauthored with Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Brad Schneider (IL-10)announced the introduction of new legislation to strengthen the Global Engagement Center (GEC) within the Department of State, the office tasked with countering foreign disinformation and propaganda campaigns.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met yesterday to work towards denuclearization and an official end to the Korean War.
Washington (CNN)Two Democratic lawmakers are inquiring about the steps the White House is taking to make sure President Donald Trump's personal communications are protected after it was reported that Trump has ramped up the use of his personal cell phone.
Wednesday morning, Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona sent a letter asking the heads of the White House Communications Agency, the Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence several questions about their security protocol for the President's communications.
After unnamed sources reported President Trump was again heavily using his personal cell phone, possibly an unsecured Android, a pair of congressional Democrats are asking two Democratic lawmakers are asking the Secret Service, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) what steps are being taken to ensure that the president's communications are secure.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) urging their office heads to clarify steps the White House is taking to ensure the President’s communications are protected.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), along wth Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), led a bipartisan letter with 46 members requesting information from Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan on the Trump Administration’s efforts to secure the release of American citizens and permanent U.S. residents held hostage by Iran’s government. Today, there are more than six American citizens and permanent U.S. residents held by the Iranian regime as an attempt to have leverage over the United States.
US Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and House Judiciary Committees. Lieu, who is an assistant whip for the Democratic Caucus, served on active duty in the air force and is a colonel in the Air Force Reserves. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
I initially viewed President Donald Trump’s July tweet suggesting we ban transgender military personnel as unimaginably idiotic. I figured there was no way it would be executed. In the face of numerous global threats, why would we kneecap our military by prohibiting willing and able people from serving in our volunteer armed forces?
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter of six Members of Congress to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to look into reports that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner allegedly leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman .
In the letter, the Members write: