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WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019. The bill would curb the $10,000 cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction implemented in the 2017 House GOP tax bill and would also reverse the GOP’s massive giveaway to the wealthiest tax bracket.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the floor, Rep. Lieu explained his rationale for supporting impeaching the President. Watch the video here.
Mr. Lieu's remarks as delivered:
Thank you Chairman Nadler for your leadership.
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee will hear from both its committee and the House Intelligence committee for evidence in the Ukraine-centered events at the center of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
The Democratic counsel maintains that the president’s alleged wrong-doings are “so brazen, so clear,” while Republicans maintain this inquiry is “outrageous” and hasn’t been moving forward fairly.
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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee began a new phase of the impeachment inquiry, setting out to show why the president's conduct warrants such a dramatic remedy. Congressman Ted Lieu says, "We cannot allow the president to benefit from his own obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution.
In February, 1974, just as the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry into Watergate was getting under way, John Doar, the inquiry’s lead counsel, asked two young staffers to prepare a report.
President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a "fictional narrative" and said it played into Russia's hands.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the FBI to investigate a possible pay-to-play scheme between the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Both Reps. Lieu and Rice are former prosecutors.
In the letter, the Members wrote:
Dear Director Wray,