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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

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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.

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.