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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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October 11, 2017 In The News

When Rep. Ted Lieu of California introduced his bill during the first week of the Trump presidency, it seemed mostly symbolic – a measure to require the president to seek congressional permission for a nuclear first strike.

October 11, 2017 In The News

Politics is seldom far removed from Ai Weiwei’s art, whether it comes in the form of a memorial to his dissident father, an iconic Olympics stadium in Beijing, Lego portraits of political prisoners or, in his latest venture, a documentary about refugees, “Human Flow.”

October 5, 2017 In The News

Democrats are again calling for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to lose their security clearances after another pair of controversies involving the couple.

October 5, 2017 In The News

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on the White House to revoke the security clearances of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner following numerous media reports about the couple’s use of private email accounts while conducting government business.

October 5, 2017 In The News

Two members of Congress are renewing their call for Ivanka Trump's White House security clearance to be suspended after a joint WNYC-ProPublica-New Yorker investigation showed that she and her brother, Donald Trump Jr., were the focus of a criminal probe.

October 5, 2017 In The News

A pair of Democratic lawmakers are seizing on reports of Ivanka Trump's use of private email for government business to demand that her security clearance be revoked by the White House.

"Recent press investigations highlight severe credibility issues with Ivanka Trump, a White House official, close advisor, and daughter to the President," Rep. Ted Lieu, (D-Torrance) and Rep. Don Beyer, (D-Va.), wrote in a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn released Thursday.

October 5, 2017 In The News

A war with North Korea would be "unbelievably bloody" and there are "no good military options," says Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat.

Lieu is one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's approach to North Korea amid the recently heightened tensions, and he is concerned Americans aren't fully aware of the costs of war. 

October 4, 2017 In The News

Technically speaking, nuclear war is little more than a midnight covfefe away.

It takes 218 votes in the House of Representatives and 51 votes in the Senate to pass health care or immigration law, but whether to authorize a globally catastrophic nuclear first strike is the decision of just one man: President Donald Trump. And as tensions escalate between Trump and North Korean “rocket man” Kim Jong-un, threats of nuclear annihilation have become White House diplomatic posture — a terrifying new normal.

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