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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. 

February 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The bickering started even before Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker appeared before Congress on Friday. 

Things only got worse during his all-day hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.

From yelling to calls to end the hearing, Whitaker's appearance gave Americans a front-row seat to the fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the new Democratic majority in the House. 

February 8, 2019 In The News

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would be required to testify before Congress.

Host Nicolle Wallace asked, “Do you expect to see Acting attorney General Matt Whitaker testify in front of your committee tomorrow, I think at 9:30?"

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the bicameral Hold the LYNE (Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive)Act. The legislation would prohibit the research, development, production and deployment of a low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

February 7, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress will have their first – and probably only – chance to question acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday, and there’s a lot they want to ask: Has the White House tried to interfere in the criminal investigations surrounding the president? Has Whitaker revealed secrets to the White House? 

February 6, 2019 In The News

Tuesday on MSNBC’s special coverage the State of the Union speech, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said one of the best things about the speech was seeing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sitting behind Trump “looking down at him.”

Lieu said, “The two best things about the State of the Union tonight were that when you looked at Congress you saw the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.”

He added, “The second best thing was to see Speaker Pelosi sitting behind Donald Trump looking down at him.”

February 5, 2019 In The News

Two House Democrats are asking the White House to revoke senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance following a recent report about its approval.

February 1, 2019 In The News

Democratic Reps. Donald S. Beyer of Virginia and Ted Lieu of California sent a letter Thursday to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney asking him to immediately strip senior advisor Jared Kushner of his security clearance. 

February 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. The treaty, which was ratified in 1987, places limits on intermediate-range nuclear missile development by Russia and the U.S.

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