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April 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02) introduced legislation to prohibit raising the price of essential goods and consumer products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper calling for the firing of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly following his comments to sailors aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT and decision to relieve CAPT Brett Crozier of command.

April 3, 2020 In The News

Democrats in both chambers of Congress are calling for an investigation into the Navy’s firing of an aircraft carrier commander who had pleaded for help with a coronavirus outbreak on his ship.

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.

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