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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the house passed the Heroes Act, which is urgently needed legislation to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It includes critical support for frontline workers, along with additional direct payments to families who are struggling, and investments in testing, small businesses and more.  

May 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to inspector General Mike Horowitz calling for an investigation into the Justice Department and BOP’s inadequate and discriminatory response to the Covid-19 outbreaks at our prisons. This letter comes after former Trump campaign staffer Paul Manafort was put allowed to be moved to home confinement while countless inmates have not been allowed similar precautions in light of the pandemic.

In the letter, the Members write:

May 11, 2020 In The News

Donald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.”

With the stars and stripes at his back, Trump held his first press briefing since 27 April in the White House rose garden, flanked by testing equipment and swabs and signs that proclaimed: “America leads the world in testing.”

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Rep.

May 6, 2020 In The News

A 58-year-old man became the sixth Terminal Island inmate to test positive for COVID-19 and then die as the prison continues to get pummled by the virus.

Eduardo Robles-Holguin originally had been convicted of illegally reentering the United States and died in a hospital on Monday, May 4.

He reported symptoms to the medical staff, tested positive for the disease and, on April 25, was placed on a ventilator at a hospital, officials said.

May 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Nanette Barragan (D-San Pedro) on April 30 sent a letter to the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons calling for the release or home confinement of all inmates at Terminal Island, a federal prison facility in San Pedro.

The letter to Michael Carvajal, which was copied to Attorney General William Barr, comes following reports that more than half of all inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. It reads as follows:

April 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Nanette Barragan (D-CA-44) sent a letter to the Director of the Bureau of Federal prisons calling for the release or home confinement of all inmates at Terminal Island, a federal prison facility in San Pedro, California. Their letter comes following reports that more than half of all inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Carvajal:

April 28, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers in the US House and Senate are trying to protect consumers from scammers and price gouging in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

They say it’s time to stop those playing on the public’s fear for profit.

Thirty dollar toilet paper, seventy dollar hand sanitizer. 

“We see amazing mark-ups of common items that many people need,” Representative Ted Lieu, D-California, said. 

Some online sellers have been price gouging trying to profit off Americans’ coronavirus fears.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the President urging him not to require graduating West Point cadets to return to school to hear President Trump speak during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doing so, Rep. Lieu argues, could put their lives and the lives of their families at risk.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

Dear Mr. President:

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