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April 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called for an investigation into whether the Secretary of the Navy acted inappropriately by relieving an aircraft carrier Captain who expressed concern about coronavirus spreading among servicemembers in the Captain's charge.  

In the letter, the Members wrote:

Dear Acting Inspector General Fine:

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) urged Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to articulate a plan for how the federal government will address potential shortages of a vital component of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) tests. Public reports indicate that multiple clinical labs in the U.S. do not have an adequate supply of chemical reagents, which are necessary for the COVID-19 tests.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, which will offer support for families, first responders and members of our community to help the country address the spread of the coronavirus.

March 9, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Top Democrats are demanding that the White House address the issues people are concerned about regarding the coronavirus. These range from paid sick leave to free testing kits for people who need them, like people across California in areas impacted by the virus.

March 5, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump has described the World Health Organization's (WHO) assessment of the COVID-19 global death rate as being based on a "false number."

In a phone interview with Fox News, the president said he believed coronavirus rates were closer to "a fraction of one percent," and not the 3.4 percent rate that the WHO stated.

That figure was cited by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday, who pointed out the mortality rate was much higher than that of the seasonal flu.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after both Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County declared a public health emergency as a proactive measure to stave off the spread of COVID-19 (“the coronavirus”) in the Los Angeles community. These public health emergency declarations will enable officials to more easily acquire federal funding to assist with efforts to address and contain the coronavirus. It follows similar actions by other localities in California and around the country.

February 28, 2020 In The News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeatedly clashed Friday with Democratic lawmakers who criticized him for taking weeks to appear before Congress following the killing of Iran’s top military commander and then truncating his time on Capitol Hill to speak to a conservative political conference.

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.

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