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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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January 11, 2018 In The News

After a contentious debate, the House of Representatives has voted to extend a controversial government surveillance program that powers American spying operations, as it voted down a proposal to include new privacy measures.

January 11, 2018 Opinion: Op-Eds

Edward Luttwak, judging from his recent article in Foreign Policy, thinks a war between two nuclear-armed states is a good idea. He’s wrong. In fact, nothing could be more ruinous to U.S. interests or more dangerous to America’s friends than attacking North Korea.

January 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted “…I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than [Kim Jong Un's], and my Button works!” Rep.

January 2, 2018 In The News

More indictments are coming this year in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the presidential election, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee predicted.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) led a letter co-signed by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) to Saudi Ambassador to the United States Khaled bin Salman and Emirati Ambassador to the United States Youset al Otaiba urging their governments to end their coalition’s Yemen blockade and reopen Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings.

In the letter, the Members write:

December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after U.S. Africa Command announced that NCIS will be conducting an investigation into an August raid in Somalia that may have led to numerous civilian deaths. In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last week, Rep.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 into law. Congressman Lieu authored two provisions that will bring critical congressional oversight to the conflict in Yemen for the first time. Sec. 1265 requires the Departments of Defense and State to report to Congress on whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are abiding by their commitments in Yemen. Sec.

December 7, 2017 In The News


WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.

The property at 666 Fifth Avenue has a $1.15 billion mortgage due in less than two years, and has raised concerns among lawmakers that it could pose a conflict of interest for Kushner. (Full Story)

December 6, 2017 In The News

MOGADISHU, Somalia—New evidence in the Daily Beast investigation of a U.S.-led ground operation in Somalia last August further implicates U.S. Special Operations Forces directly in the death of 10 civilians. Among the new elements  is an interview with a Somali National Army soldier who says he saw the Americans firing on unarmed victims. The Pentagon has said all those killed were “armed enemy combatants.”