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August 18, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a public backlash over mail disruptions, the Trump administration scrambled to respond as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery delays and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

August 17, 2020 In The News

Two Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to open a criminal probe into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, accusing him of deliberately slowing the mail to give President Trump an advantage in the N

August 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) urged the FBI to evaluate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, or Members of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, committed any crimes in light of nationwide delays and issues with the United States Post Office.

August 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the FBI to investigate allegations that U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert Wood Johnson abused his position and tried to steer the lucrative British Open to the Trump Turnberry Resort.
August 4, 2020 In The News

The governance structure of Olympic sports in the United States would receive renewed oversight aimed at protecting young athletes from the kind of abuse that roiled the gymnastics world and upended the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee under a bill approved Tuesday in the Senate.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House passed H.R. 7617, a spending bill that includes an amendment introduced by Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) that prohibits funds from being used to expand federal law enforcement engagement in Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and other U.S.

July 28, 2020 In The News

Attorney General William Barr defended the federal government’s response to protests over racial injustice and the coronavirus pandemic during a tense appearance Tuesday on Capitol Hill, frequently clashing with House Democrats who accused him of pursuing the president’s political agenda in an election year.

July 28, 2020 In The News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ted Lieu of California are proposing an amendment this week that would prohibit funds from being used to send federal agents into American cities as part of Operation Legend or Operation Relentless Pursuit: Justice Department initiatives that have led brutal crackdowns on protesters in cities like Portland, Oregon.

July 28, 2020 In The News

House Judiciary Committee Democrats used their first-ever hearing with William Barr to berate the attorney general for what they charged was a breakdown in the independence of the justice system, accusing him of corrupting it to benefit President Donald Trump.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz requesting an investigation into the DOJ’s imprisonment of Michael Cohen after he expressed desire to exercise his First Amendment rights. In the letter, the Members emphasized that the DOJ must execute the law in an equal and impartial manner. 

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Inspector General Horowitz: 

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