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September 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed his bill, the SAVE Act (Supporting At-risk Veterans in an Emergency Act). The bill will ensure the West Los Angeles VA and other VA campuses around the country have the legal authority to provide veterans experiencing hardship access to food. 

September 4, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (CN) — A group of House Democrats, many of whom have served in the U.S. military, condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for his reported remarks disparaging veterans as “losers” and “suckers.”

“It is completely unacceptable and it is completely unacceptable when it comes from our commander-in-chief,” Congressman Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, told reporters on a conference call.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a former active duty Air Force officer, sent a letter with 11 Members of Congress who served in the military or in national security fields urging the Department of Defense to rescind its transgender servicemember ban. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination, the Members argue in their letter to Defense Secretary Esper that this standard should be applied to military service too. Previously, Rep.

May 25, 2020 In The News

This is the first-ever telecast of the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the house passed the Heroes Act, which is urgently needed legislation to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It includes critical support for frontline workers, along with additional direct payments to families who are struggling, and investments in testing, small businesses and more.  

May 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON -  Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a bill to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide food aid to veterans who are not living in permanent supportive housing on campus.
December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the provisions in the final bill were amendments introduced by Rep. Lieu including a requirement for a defense and diplomatic strategy for Libya, a prohibition on refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for two years and the Establishment of a process to modify the West Los Angeles National Guard armory to allow for a new homeless shelter.

December 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Among the provisions in the final bill were amendments introduced by Rep. Lieu including a requirement for a defense and diplomatic strategy for Libya, a prohibition on refueling assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for two years and the Establishment of a process to modify the West Los Angeles National Guard armory to allow for a new homeless shelter.

November 10, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted a community forum honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans in California’s 33rd district. The event was held in order to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and our community. Non-veterans attended, listened and learned from veterans who shared their stories.

November 8, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, ahead of Veterans Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced two bills to benefit the local VA campus: the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2019 and the Ensuring Access to West Los Angeles VA Easement Funds Act of 2019. These measures amend the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 to ensure that the West Los Angeles VA campus is able to recoup much-needed resources in service of our nation’s veterans.

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