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June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced the passage of an Amendment he introduced to stop the Trump Administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without Congressional approval. Yesterday, Rep. Lieu was joined by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) on the House floor to speak in support of the amendment.

Upon passage, Mr. Lieu said:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced a provision he proposed banning the production of Low-Yield nuclear weapons passed the House today as a part of an appropriations package. The provision prohibits the research, development, production and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. So-called low-yield nuclear weapons have the potential to lower the threshold for using nuclear weapons and increase the risk of entering the U.S. into nuclear war. In 2018 and 2019, Rep.

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2476, Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and increases its funding from $60 million to $75 million. In 2016 and 2018, Congressman Lieu sent letters of support for the program, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

June 10, 2019 In The News

House Democrats have reached a deal with the US Department of Justice to get the unredacted parts of the Mueller report they have been demanding, and are suggesting they will stop pursuing a criminal contempt citation against Attorney General William Barr — at least, for now.

May 24, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

LA TIMES

By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the "Protecting Data at the Border Act" to stop unnecessary and unwarranted searches of Americans' phones, laptops and other digital devices at the border. Sens. Ron Wyden, Rand Paul, Edward Markey, and Jeff Merkley introduced the Senate version of this bill today.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) celebrated the passage of H.R. 5, the Equality Act. In a video message, Rep. Lieu highlighted how this bill will ensure LGBTQ Americans are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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May 15, 2019 In The News

President Trump, who is refusing to cooperate with more than 20 congressional investigations, instructed current and former aides Wednesday to ignore a House committee’s request for documents in the latest act of defiance that has prompted Democrats to declare that the nation is facing a constitutional crisis.

May 9, 2019 In The News

House Democratic leaders are settling in for what they say could be a long, hot summer of legal battles to obtain the full unredacted Mueller report and President Trump’s tax returns.

And they are hoping that a slow but deliberate approach — which could last until the 2020 election — will appease both the progressive activists eager for impeachment and moderates leery of trying to remove Trump from office.

May 7, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

USA TODAY

Donald Trump’s disdain for the law is no secret. Since becoming president, Trump has expended a large amount of energy trying to discredit the FBI, the special counsel, our nation’s intelligence agencies, state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials I’m probably missing.

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