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January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Protecting Families from Government Shutdowns Act of 2019” with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). In light of the threats of another shutdown from the Trump Administration, this bill would protect Americans from some of the harmful impacts of government shutdowns. It would make it unlawful for any entity to enforce penalties in a contract that is violated because of one’s inability to meet obligations due to a government shutdown.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman David Cicilline, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congressman Ruben Gallego announced they are introducing the Restoring the Public Trust Act of 2019. The bill package incorporates a number of pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening ethical standards in the federal government to prevent government corruption and ensure accountability for the American public.

Upon introduction, the Members said:

January 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the escalating safety and economic threat caused by President Trump’s senseless government shutdown, and Democrats’ continued actions to re-open government.  Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.

Below is a full transcript of the address:

January 22, 2019 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, 377-3. 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.

January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s potential plan to divert funding from disaster relief efforts in areas impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet threatening to cut off federal money to fight California wildfires.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) was sworn into his third term in Congress. Rep. Lieu, a veteran, was first elected in 2014 and has since proudly served California’s 33rd Congressional District. In the 116th Congress, Rep. Lieu will sit on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He will also serve in House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair.

“Change is coming.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate passed H.R. 7327, a bill package that includes the Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act. The bill would establish a bug bounty pilot program – modeled off of similar programs at the Department of Defense and major tech companies. The program will strengthen cyber defenses at DHS by utilizing “white-hat” or ethical hackers to help identify unique and undiscovered vulnerabilities in the DHS networks and data systems. Reps.

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Olympus Medical Systems Corp. reached a settlement with federal authorities over their failure to properly disclose instances when their medical scopes were linked to the spread of superbug infections. Mr.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) requested an investigation into the alleged efforts of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s attorney, who purportedly shared information about the Special Counsel’s investigation with the President’s lawyers. In a letter to the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts of New York, Reps. Lieu and Rice urge the Chief Counsel to evaluate whether Mr.

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