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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California


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February 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Ruben Gallego (D I Arizona), both military veterans, wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to “impress upon President Trump that holding a military parade in our nation’s capital would be a frivolous, unnecessary exercise that could harm America’s image.” The letter follows reports that the Pentagon is planning a parade showcasing American military hardware at Trump’s urging. 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Gallego write:

December 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its decision to change the funding scheme for programs that benefit homeless veterans. This reversal comes after Rep.

December 1, 2017 In The News

(CNN)"War is hell."

 That's what Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman famously said in the wake of the Civil War and it's as true today as it was then. Unfortunately, as veterans, we have little confidence that President Trump has taken Sherman's admonition to heart and this lack of understanding about the true nature of combat is alarming, especially in light of North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.

November 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined 11 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging the Department to reverse its decision to realign funding for homeless veterans from the Specific Purpose Fund to the General Purpose Fund. This change could jeopardize the VA’s ability to ensure that veterans in the program have access to a case manager—a  critical part of procuring medical help, affordable housing and substance abuse counseling for those who need it the most.

November 12, 2017 In The News

After serving in the Navy for almost five years, Tatiana Medina said she did not receive proper treatment at Veterans Affairs medical centers in the United States after her service.

Medina, who served as an operations specialist aboard the USS Mount Whitney, said she had to wait three to nine months before seeing a doctor.

November 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veteran’s Day this Saturday.

October 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. veterans are speaking out and criticizing Donald Trump following the televised spectacle Wednesday night when he failed to stand or honor the American flag as a bugler played, signaling the “Retreat” ceremony at a Pennsylvania military base.