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February 28, 2020 In The News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeatedly clashed Friday with Democratic lawmakers who criticized him for taking weeks to appear before Congress following the killing of Iran’s top military commander and then truncating his time on Capitol Hill to speak to a conservative political conference.

February 24, 2020 In The News

After proposing deep cuts to federal agencies tasked with fighting serious diseases, the Trump administration is preparing to ask Congress for approval to access monies to battle the Coronavirus.

February 11, 2020 In The News

The FBI's Director Christopher Wray said that Russian disinformation efforts continue heading into the 2020 elections.

“It never stopped,” Wray told the House Judiciary Committee last week. “It happened in 2016, and it’s been continuing ever since then. It may have an uptick during an election cycle, but it’s a 24/7, 365 days a year threat.”

February 5, 2020 In The News

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that foreign disinformation efforts against the U.S. “never stopped” after Russian actors used them on social media platforms during the 2016 elections.

The FBI chief also told lawmakers during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that malicious foreign influence campaigns are now targeting more than just elections.

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on today’s announcement that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists had decided to move their Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, signifying that we are closer than ever to a nuclear doomsday scenario.  According to the Bulletin, the Clock is a globally recognized gauge of the present threats to humanity brought on by nuclear weapons.

January 17, 2020 In The News

The politicians’ dueling played out, as it almost always does these days, largely on Twitter and cable TV.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D) alleged in December that fellow California Rep. Devin Nunes (R) conspired with Lev Parnas, a former associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, to undermine the United States. Parnas has pleaded not guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) spoke on the House floor in support of the House’s concurrent resolution to stop the President's use of armed forces in Iran without Congressional authorization. The resolution passed on a bipartisan basis. In his remarks, Rep. Lieu reiterated his desire to see a formal Administration policy for Iran. 

January 8, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON —  Lawmakers quickly reacted after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at U.S. troops and coalition forces in Iraq on Tuesday, an apparent retaliation for a U.S. drone strike days earlier that killed one of Tehran's most powerful generals, Qasem Soleimani. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was gathered with Democrats discussing impeachment and the House’s agenda Tuesday evening when a staff member brought in a note, informing her of the strike.

January 8, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (KION) Rep. Jimmy Panetta and several other California members of the House of Representatives were among more than 35 lawmakers who signed a letter demanding answers from the White House.

The group expressed concern about the United States' current relationship with Iran, especially the recent military operation targeting General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.