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March 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform passed by voice vote his bipartisan bill with Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) called “The Inspector General Protection Act”. The Inspector General Protection Act would require Federal agencies and departments to notify Congress before enacting a personnel change, such as putting their Inspector General (IG) on paid or unpaid non-duty status.

March 26, 2019 In The News

A president slow to nominate candidates to fill inspector general vacancies would be required to explain why in a report to Congress under a bill approved on Tuesday morning by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr notified Congress that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

March 22, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump may have committed bank fraud if he lied to Deutsche Bank about his net worth in order to obtain a loan, Representative Ted Lieu of California said this week, noting that some of Trump’s associates had gone to prison for similar crimes.

“The American people must not become numb to these disturbing reports. We now have further evidence that Donald Trump may have repeatedly committed bank fraud, a felony under 18 U.S.C. 1344,” Lieu told Newsweek.

March 20, 2019 In The News

Washington (CNN)-- President Donald Trump looks -- and is acting -- rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency.

March 18, 2019 In The News

Democratic congressman Ted Lieu of California dropped a fact check on Donald Trump on Saturday, reminding him that white supremacy is a growing threat, despite the president’s false assertion that it’s no big deal.

“In the last three years of Barack Obama’s presidency, hate groups declined,” the Democratic lawmaker said. “Now we have a 30 percent increase in hate groups and white supremacy groups that correspond with Donald Trump’s presidency.”

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March 15, 2019 In The News

Fox News has come under fire over their Non-Disclosure (NDA) practices and California Rep. Ted Lieu is fighting back.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, made clear in no uncertain terms Thursday morning that Fox News’ NDA agreements would no longer be allowed to stymie investigative efforts of House committee inquiries or other investigations. He urged those who want to speak with him or other, but can’t due to these agreements, to contact him.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after H.R. 1 passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests. It is an historic package of democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will ensure that the American people come first in our democracy.

March 8, 2019 In The News

On Friday, Axios reported that House Democrats want to investigate the curious lease that bailed out the real estate company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — and whether the Qatari government, which was heavily invested in that deal, has influence over Kushner’s foreign policy work in the White House.

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.