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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Katie Hill (CA-25) announced that the effort to authorize the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to expand its homeless shelter services passed a major hurdle thanks to provisions in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act. The effort, spearheaded in the House by Lieu and Hill, modifies the deed at the West LA Armory to allow a shelter to operate on the property year-round.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.
By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kamala Harris today introduced legislation that would allow the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to operate as a year-round homeless shelter. The armory is currently used as a temporary shelter only during the winter months.
In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, the members requested that the legislation be included in the next National Defense Authorization Act.
WASHINGTON — Four congressmen urged the FBI on Tuesday to investigate “foreign entities” believed to be targeting servicemembers and veterans online with false information.
Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray, asking for an investigation into “suspicious” social media accounts that could be impersonating veterans service organizations.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) were joined by nine Members of Congress in demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suspend dog testing given its costs, animal welfare concerns, opposition from veterans and available alternatives.
WASHINGTON — The controversy surrounding the continued use of dogs in medical experiments at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities heated up again this week when the agency’s inspector general announced it would initiate an investigation into the practice.
Five House members urged the VA Inspector General in December to find how many VA studies continued to use dogs following the approval of a new law last year that sought to prevent them.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter signed by 12 Members of Congress who are also veterans to Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The letter asks him to explain the Washington Post investigation about the Saudi government’s role in sending U.S. veterans to lobby Congress against a bill the Saudis opposed. The Saudi government allegedly reserved nearly 500 rooms at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed through unanimous consent bipartisan legislation he introduced with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) to honor the contributions of more than 18,000 Chinese-American World War II veterans. The bill will authorize Congress to award the highest civilian honor--a Congressional Gold Medal--to these heroes. The bill was introduced by Sens.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie requesting that the Department of Justice direct money recovered from the recently prosecuted cases involving Westside Services LLC back to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rep. Lieu and Sen.