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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.

October 8, 2019 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) attended the dedication of the Los Angeles National Cemetery’s new columbarium for veterans. Congressman Lieu was joined by Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves, Los Angeles National Cemetery Director Tom Ruck, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, VA Medical Systems Director Dr. Steven Braverman, Brig. Gen (Ret.), and Actor Gary Sinise.

Congressman Lieu’s Remarks as Prepared:

October 7, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dedicated a new columbarium Oct. 5 that will double the capacity of Los Angeles National Cemetery in California.

The cremains-only annex will be able to accommodate more than 90,000 Veterans and eligible family members, joining the 90,000 already interred.

September 4, 2019 In The News

A new policy is rescinding the citizenship rights of children of service members in certain situations — this bill aims to fight it. 

Last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy that would mean not all children born to American service members outside of the U.S. automatically earn citizenship.

Some military kids born outside US will no longer be automatic citizens, immigration policy says

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