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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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October 4, 2017 In The News

Support is building among Republicans and Democrats alike to make changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) ahead of the controversial law’s expiration at the year’s end. 

October 1, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers are blasting President Trump for dedicating a golf trophy to hurricane victims while Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria.

Lawmakers took to Twitter to criticize Trump, who dedicated the trophy at the Presidents Cup golf tournament Sunday to the victims of the recent hurricanes that have struck the U.S.

September 28, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s plan to severely reduce the number of refugees admitted to the United States next year. The President’s plan reduces the number of refugees the U.S. will accept from 110,000 to 45,000.

September 26, 2017 In The News

A pair of Democratic lawmakers wants Defense Secretary James Mattis to detail how many casualties the Pentagon expects in the event of war with North Korea.

September 21, 2017 In The News

The aftermath of the Equifax data breach, that reportedly exposed 143 million Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII), may have serious congressional implications on how the private sector responds to future incidents. Unfortunately, I say May because this is not the first data breach involving millions of Americans where Congress was unable to act.

September 19, 2017 In The News

THE BIG IDEA: Could there be tapes after all?

Two stories that popped overnight suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is aggressively pursuing Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign.

September 19, 2017 Press Release


LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.

September 19, 2017 In The News

There was some consternation Monday on Capitol Hill after President Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that "if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Congress is, after all, the only branch of government constitutionally authorized to declare war. And that would seem to include nuclear war.

September 19, 2017 In The News
Researchers have been warning for years about critical issues with the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that could allow hackers to listen in private phone calls and read text messages on a potentially vast scale, despite the most advanced encryption used by cellular networks.