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December 2, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution.

November 25, 2019 In The News

In February, 1974, just as the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry into Watergate was getting under way, John Doar, the inquiry’s lead counsel, asked two young staffers to prepare a report.

November 22, 2019 In The News

President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a "fictional narrative" and said it played into Russia's hands.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) called on the FBI to investigate a possible pay-to-play scheme between the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Both Reps. Lieu and Rice are former prosecutors. 

In the letter, the Members wrote:

Dear Director Wray,

November 18, 2019 In The News

Representatives Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice sent a joint letter on Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging him to open an investigation into a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. The letter comes after CBS News reported Monday on the potential scheme.

November 15, 2019 In The News

Dozens of Congress members have joined calls for senior White House adviser Stephen Miller's resignation following the revelation of hundreds of emails appearing to promote a white nationalist agenda and anti-immigrant sentiments.

November 6, 2019 In The News


One week from today, the impeachment inquiry, a process that has been playing out behind closed doors, it will move into the open. That means there will be cameras - lots of them - and the public will be able to hear directly from witnesses in real time. The first person they will hear from is William Taylor, currently the top U.S. envoy to Ukraine. Now we already have a sense of what Taylor might say because today, Democrats have released a transcript of the testimony he already delivered in private session.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to FEMA and the House Appropriations Committee urging them to use federal resources to assist with the Getty fire in Los Angeles. More than 17,000 people have already been evacuated because of the fire, which has burned at least 700 acres in two days.

October 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney raising concerns over an Axios report that 12 senior White House cybersecurity officials have left or have been forced out of their roles. These White House employees were charged with protecting the White House and President from hacking efforts. The weakening of their office, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, could jeopardize national security.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes: