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November 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) honors those who have served and sacrificed as members of our nation’s Armed Forces. Last weekend, Congressman Lieu marked Veterans Day with his annual “Conversations with Veterans” community gathering and listened to the stories of veterans from California’s 33rd District. Congressman Lieu invited non-veteran members of the community to attend the event to foster understanding and connection among veterans and those for whom they served.

November 3, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the efforts to provide homeless veterans at the Brentwood encampment outside of the West Los Angeles VA with housing options. On Monday, the West LA VA and community partners were able to help veterans staying at the encampment find alternative housing options and clear the encampment.

November 1, 2021 In The News

Outreach crews, sheriff’s deputies and federal officials worked with residents of a homeless camp on the outskirts of the West Los Angeles VA campus Monday in hopes of clearing the longtime encampment that has become known as Veterans Row.

Some residents in the Brentwood area have long decried the encampment as an eyesore in the upscale neighborhoods, while also expressing dismay that many veterans were forced to live in ramshackle tents erected on the sidewalk in the shadow of the VA complex.

October 22, 2021 In The News

In this year’s on-going Congressional deliberations about infrastructure spending, one popular New Deal program will hopefully make a come-back, with new branding and a 21st century focus on clean energy.

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced a comprehensive plan to help veterans in the Los Angeles community experiencing homelessness.

October 20, 2021 In The News

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough vowed Wednesday to find temporary housing by the end of the month for about three dozen homeless veterans who have been living in a Brentwood-area encampment, while also saying hundreds more homeless vets would be given shelter by year’s end.

McDonough toured the West Los Angeles VA campus earlier this month, including the encampment that has come to be known as Veterans Row. He said Wednesday the VA has deployed a team to meet with the vets living in the encampment and get them into housing by Nov. 1.

October 15, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Last week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu joined Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano and other VA officials for a tour of the West LA VA campus including sites for future permanent supportive housing.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for FY22. The NDAA that passed the House includes a pay raise for servicemembers, significant improvements to our country’s cybersecurity, and investments in new partnerships with the private sector and academia, including HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after his six Amendments were included in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act for FY22. The House is expected to vote on the final bill tonight.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured nearly $750,000 for a community funding project at the West Los Angeles VA in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

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