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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) commended the House’s passage of the “Inspector General Protection Act”. The bill will enhance the independence and integrity of the federal government’s inspectors general.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate whether the CEO of Phantom Fireworks or other company executives provided fireworks for the President’s Fourth of July celebration in exchange for the Administration forgoing $300 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, including fireworks.
In the letter, the Members write:
Dear Director Wray,
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to the NDAA limiting Defense funds from being used at Trump-owned properties. The amendment would prevent the President from profiting off of American taxpayers by forcing government employees to stay at his properties and subsidize his businesses. The amendment enables funds to be used at Trump-owned properties if the President agrees to reimburse the Treasury Department for costs associated with his stay.
WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a group of 23 members calling on President Trump to articulate his goals for engagement with Iran. In a letter, the Members expressed concerns that the Administration lacks a cogent strategy on Iran, and that various Administration officials have articulated different and confusing goals.
In the letter, the Members write:
Dear President Trump:
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:
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.
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.
By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the "Protecting Data at the Border Act" to stop unnecessary and unwarranted searches of Americans' phones, laptops and other digital devices at the border. Sens. Ron Wyden, Rand Paul, Edward Markey, and Jeff Merkley introduced the Senate version of this bill today.