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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) and Congressman Steve Russell (R | OK-5) sent a letter to Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the NSA. As veterans and members of Government Oversight & Reform’s National Security Subcommittee, Rep. Lieu and Rep. Russell are concerned about recent allegations that the NSA has potentially searched every email sent by Americans to an overseas address. These allegations came to light late last week in a lawsuit filed by both progressive and conservative groups against the NSA in federal court.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in response to the news that the ACLU and numerous plaintiffs have issued a legal challenge to another NSA mass surveillance program.
Ted Lieu: The United States and Israel have an unbreakable bond and we share common values and policy goals, including preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. I appreciated the Prime Minister’s praise for the high level of cooperation between the United States and Israel and the support Israel has received from President Obama.
JJ: Prime Minister Netanyahu said that no deal is better than the currently proposed deal. Do you agree with that?
With every seat plus standing room filled in the House chamber on Capitol Hill on March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and much-debated speech on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran did not reveal new information about the deal’s content, nor did it indicate a clear path forward if the deal collapses.
One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he’s still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.
Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, senior lawmakers and newcomers to Congress, lawmakers across the congressional spectrum all found parts of the proposal to oppose, or else said nothing to tip their hand.
Whether President Obama wants to admit it or not, the United States never really pulled out of Iraq. The president has sent his request for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to Congress, but it's getting push back from both sides of the aisle.
President Obama’s request for war powers against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is running into trouble on both sides of the aisle, with some Republicans now arguing the White House should place no restrictions on the use of ground troops.
The president's plan for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) limits the use of combat forces, in line with his promise that there will be no “boots on the ground” in the war against ISIS.
Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) on Wednesday said he will not support President Obama’s request for the use of force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), becoming the first Democrat to formally come out against the proposal.
Lieu, a former Air Force officer, said he cannot back the ISIS request at this time because Obama has not proved that the group “represents a direct, grave threat to our nation.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) has issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s new AUMF proposal: