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February 24, 2020 In The News

After proposing deep cuts to federal agencies tasked with fighting serious diseases, the Trump administration is preparing to ask Congress for approval to access monies to battle the Coronavirus.

February 5, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers aren’t likely to cheer for many lines in President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, the way their Republican colleagues might.

But there’s at least one section of the speech where the two parties’ roles might flip: the promised section on lowering prescription drug prices.

January 30, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON ― With the Senate preparing to acquit President Donald Trump, you might think Democrats would try to keep the focus on the Ukraine scandal by impeaching other administration officials involved in the scheme. But even the most liberal House Democrats have reservations about that sort of strategy.

January 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper calling for a regular public disclosure of the number of animals the Defense Department uses in its research. Presently, the American public does not have a full accounting of all species used in animal research at the DoD. An annual disclosure by the department would ensure the DoD continues its efforts to reduce the unnecessary use of animals in testing and research.  

Dear Secretary Esper,

January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on today’s announcement that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists had decided to move their Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, signifying that we are closer than ever to a nuclear doomsday scenario.  According to the Bulletin, the Clock is a globally recognized gauge of the present threats to humanity brought on by nuclear weapons.

January 17, 2020 In The News

The politicians’ dueling played out, as it almost always does these days, largely on Twitter and cable TV.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D) alleged in December that fellow California Rep. Devin Nunes (R) conspired with Lev Parnas, a former associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, to undermine the United States. Parnas has pleaded not guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

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.  

December 18, 2019 In The News

 Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) delivered a passionate argument for impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the day of the president’s expected impeachment.

December 9, 2019 In The News

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.