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June 10, 2019 In The News

House Democrats have reached a deal with the US Department of Justice to get the unredacted parts of the Mueller report they have been demanding, and are suggesting they will stop pursuing a criminal contempt citation against Attorney General William Barr — at least, for now.

May 24, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

LA TIMES

By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO

May 22, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) celebrated the passage of H.R. 5, the Equality Act. In a video message, Rep. Lieu highlighted how this bill will ensure LGBTQ Americans are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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May 15, 2019 In The News

President Trump, who is refusing to cooperate with more than 20 congressional investigations, instructed current and former aides Wednesday to ignore a House committee’s request for documents in the latest act of defiance that has prompted Democrats to declare that the nation is facing a constitutional crisis.

May 9, 2019 In The News

House Democratic leaders are settling in for what they say could be a long, hot summer of legal battles to obtain the full unredacted Mueller report and President Trump’s tax returns.

And they are hoping that a slow but deliberate approach — which could last until the 2020 election — will appease both the progressive activists eager for impeachment and moderates leery of trying to remove Trump from office.

May 7, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

USA TODAY

Donald Trump’s disdain for the law is no secret. Since becoming president, Trump has expended a large amount of energy trying to discredit the FBI, the special counsel, our nation’s intelligence agencies, state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials I’m probably missing.

May 7, 2019 In The News

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has rejected a congressional request for six years of President Donald Trump’s confidential tax returns.

In a May 6 letter to Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mnuchin wrote: “As you have recognized, the Committee’s request is unprecedented, and it presents serious constitutional questions, the resolution of which may have lasting consequences for all taxpayers.”

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) urged the bar associations for Virginia and Washington, D.C. to investigate the conduct of William Barr, Attorney General of the United States. In the letter, Reps. Lieu and Rice, both former prosecutors, call for an ethics investigation into AG Barr following multiple instances where he misled Congress and the public.  

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Mr. Bodie and Mr. Fox:

May 1, 2019 In The News

U.S. Representative Ted Lieu of California accused Attorney General William Barr of misleading the public Tuesday, following the news that special counsel Robert Mueller had criticized Barr's summary of the Russia investigation report.

Lieu, a Democrat, accused Barr of misleading Americans with his summary, his April 9 appearance before Congress and his news conference ahead of the release of redacted Mueller report.

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