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November 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) announced the reintroduction of the Arms Sale Oversight Act, which would align House procedure for reviewing major arms sales with existing Senate procedure under the Arms Export Control Act. The bill makes it possible for any House member to force debate on the House floor in the event that the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) does not debate a contested arms sale.

October 26, 2021 In The News

REID: It is clear from multiple reports that Congressman Mo Brooks figures prominently in the events of January 6.

Most recently, "Rolling Stone" reported that Brooks was among several Republicans or their staffs who spoke with an organizer and a planner of the so-called Stop the Steal rally. And while NBC News has not independently verified that report, Brooks has also been implicated by pro- Trump Organizer Ali Alexander in the planning of another rally at the Capitol that day.

October 21, 2021 In The News

Attorney General Merrick Garland defended himself Thursday from Republican criticism of a directive he wrote about conflicts related to public schools, saying the Department of Justice simply wants to examine and curtail possible violence, not squelch or intimidate parents angry about curriculums or pandemic-era rules.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX) urging the State Bar of Texas to find a swift resolution to its inquiry into President Trump's lawyer Sidney Powell in light of recent reports that she was potentially aware that she was making false statements about 2020 election fraud. 

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Chief Disciplinary Counsel,

September 22, 2021 Opinion: Op-Eds

By Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic U.S. representative from California's 28th congressional district

Not long into former President Donald Trump’s tenure in office, it became increasingly apparent that the greatest threat to our democracy came not from a Kremlin intent on subverting our elections but from within, from an executive willing to use his power maximally, without regard for other institutions or the norms of office long associated with the presidency.

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ), and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the Accountability in Assignment Restrictions Act, which aims to reform the practice of Assignment Restrictions at the State Department.

September 10, 2021 In The News

A federal judge on Thursday acquitted Chinese Canadian researcher Anming Hu of all fraud charges, bringing to a close the government's controversial first trial under the Justice Dep

September 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the introduction of the Expediting Civil Litigation Against the Executive Act to amend Title 28 of the United States Code to expedite the review of covered civil actions to which the President is a party. The bill ensures that civil cases against the President for sexual misconduct, or cases against the President where he/she has a personal financial interest, are given special consideration by district courts and the Supreme Court.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court declined to intervene to stop a Texas law that effectively bans all abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy.

August 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the last American troops departed from Afghanistan.

“After 20 grueling years, the United States military has left Afghanistan. It’s an important step towards ending U.S. involvement in endless wars, something I have called for throughout my time in Congress. 

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