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March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on his amendment to H.R. 1, the SWAMP FLYERS, or “Stop Waste and Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards” Amendment.  The Amendment was adopted by voice vote and will be included in the final H.R. 1 bill. The amendment would prohibit Trump Administration officials from using taxpayer funds for non-commercial air travel.

March 5, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) submitted a formal complaint in a letter to the Justice Department, urging them to look into omissions in applications for security clearances made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. 

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to open a criminal investigation into reports that Jared Kushner intentionally omitted contacts on his security clearance forms.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced this morning the  scope of the Committee's oversight agenda in the coming months.

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the New York Times reported that President Donald J. Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance. The story alleges that the President overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the White House’s General Counsel.

February 26, 2019 In The News

On Tuesday, officials from the Trump administration refused to admit they were unprepared to reunite families separated during the government’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, despite accusations from immigration experts and an inspector general report stati

February 22, 2019 In The News

News that the special counsel is wrapping up is nearly as old as the investigation itself, but this week, some of the strongest evidence yet suggests that Robert Mueller is indeed preparing to release his nearly two-year inquiry into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. On Wednesday, CNN reported that the Justice Department is getting ready to announce as early next week that the special counsel investigation has concluded.

February 20, 2019 In The News

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated that if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report exonerates President Trump, “we move on.” He added that there are other investigations by Congress, states, and the Southern District of New York.

February 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) sent a letter to NRA Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre, asking about a 2015 trip that NRA associates took to Moscow, Russia in 2015. The trip has come under scrutiny because it further complicates ties between the NRA and Russia.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Mr. LaPierre:

February 18, 2019 In The News

A pair of Democratic lawmakers are reportedly opening an investigation into what they call the "complex web of relationships" between certain individuals from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Russia.