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June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on World Refugee Day, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) , reaffirming U.S. commitment to the protection of refugees and displaced persons. Rep.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the passage of an Amendment he introduced to stop the Trump Administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without Congressional approval. Yesterday, Rep. Lieu was joined by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) on the House floor to speak in support of the amendment.

Upon passage, Mr. Lieu said:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced a provision he proposed banning the production of Low-Yield nuclear weapons passed the House today as a part of an appropriations package. The provision prohibits the research, development, production and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. So-called low-yield nuclear weapons have the potential to lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons and increase the risk of entering the U.S. into nuclear war. In 2018 and 2019, Rep.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) spoke on the floor in support of his Defense appropriations amendment to stop the Trump Administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without Congressional approval. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) spoke in support of the amendment.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

June 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter. 

June 14, 2019 In The News

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday vowed that President Trump would have a fight on his hands as he presses to realize a sweeping arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

“Iran is a malignant state actor. If it is true that the Iranian government is responsible for the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, then Iran must be held accountable.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S.

June 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are examining whether a former arms-industry lobbyist serving as a midlevel State Department official played a role in the Trump administration’s decision last month to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without seeking legislative approval, lawmakers and current and former government officials said.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2476, Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and increases its funding from $60 million to $75 million. In 2016 and 2018, Congressman Lieu sent letters of support for the program, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

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