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October 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced the Arms Sale Oversight Act, which would align House procedures for reviewing major arms sales with existing Senate procedures under the Arms Export Control Act. The bill makes it possible for any House member to force debate on the House floor in the event that the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) does not debate a contested arms sale.

Upon introduction, Mr. Lieu said:

October 18, 2018 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the findings from a new report generated by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Democratic Staff that shows the consequences of the Trump Administration’s threats to Californians with pre-existing health conditions.

October 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes provisions to reduce noise pollution and an amendment authored by Mr. Lieu. This amendment will require the National Research Council to write a report assessing the existence of non-leaded fuels that can be used by piston-powered planes.

September 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Hack Your State Department Act, which he introduced with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) in March. The bill will strengthen cyber defenses for the State Department by tapping ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities in State Department’s networks and data systems.

September 18, 2018 In The News

Too many bills in Congress have boring, easily forgettable names. But when Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced an anti-corruption bill last week, he chose a catchy title: The E. Scott Pruitt Accountability for Government Officials Act of 2018.

The bill, honoring the infamous former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, makes it illegal for senior government officials to use public office for private gain. Not slap-on-the-wrist illegal. Up to five years in prison illegal.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after voting against funding to develop a new low-yield nuclear weapon. The funding, which was included in a minibus spending bill package, appropriated $65 million for developing and producing a low-yield nuclear warhead. The so-called tactical weapon could lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons and increase the risk of grave error.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the E. Scott Pruitt Accountability for Government Officials Act of 2018. The bill honors the legacy of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt by increasing the criminal penalties for public officials who use their office for private gain.

August 30, 2018 Opinion: Op-Eds

Last week was a bad week for President Donald Trump. Special counsel Robert Mueller secured a guilty verdict against Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, while his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in the Southern District of New York to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud.

August 22, 2018 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman, Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was convicted of eight counts of financial crimes and President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts including tax fraud and campaign finance violations.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announces the passage of a Yemen oversight provision, which he originally introduced as an amendment with Representative Ted Yoho, in the final 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Sec. 1290 requires the White House to certify to Congress that the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates led military Coalition is making a good faith effort to avoid civilian casualties, support diplomatic efforts and take measures to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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