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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:

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the SHIELD Act (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for A Lasting Democracy Act). This comprehensive legislation will strengthen the resilience of our democracy and protect against foreign interference in America’s elections, including by foreign governments.  

October 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, former prosecutors Congressman Ted W.

October 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was “disappointed” by the directive. Gordon Sondland spoke to lawmakers for around 10 hours.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to investigate whether the Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempted to bribe President Trump after it was reported that he met with the President and offered him some form of support in exchange for a commitment to oppose new gun control measures.

October 2, 2019 In The News

Amid allegations that President Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) opened a formal impeachment inquiry.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the House's move to open an impeachment inquiry into the President. 

"Congress has two grave powers: the power to declare war and the power to impeach. Impeachment should never be the first option for Congress. It comes with huge institutional and political implications for our country. It requires careful consideration and strong evidence. 

September 24, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – California lawmakers had varying reactions to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the House would be moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.