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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. 

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) are leading an effort with 25 Members of the California delegation to vocalize support for California’s $1 billion in annual, ongoing funding for local jurisdictions to address homelessness. In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, the Members also expressed their endorsement of programs to supplement California’s efforts to address homelessness with federal resources.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) applauded President Joe Biden for signing the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act into law. This legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) address veteran homelessness in the Los Angeles area. In addition, it helps VA use already available funding streams for certain homeless veteran programs, thus reducing the need for taxpayer funds. 

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. The war powers measure provided the president broad authority following the 9/11 terror attacks.  

June 9, 2021 Opinion: Op-Eds

Los Angeles County, with a population of more than 66,000 people, is at the forefront of a national homelessness crisis. But LA faces an additional, urgent challenge: more than 3,900 veterans are living on the streets, nearly 1 in 10 of all homeless veterans nationwide.

Fortunately, Los Angeles is also home to the West Los Angeles VA Campus, a 388-acre site dedicated to serving the needs of veterans that has enormous potential to create more supportive housing units.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

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May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) applauded House passage of his bill, H.R. 711, the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021. This legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) address veteran homelessness in the Los Angeles area. In addition, it helps VA use already available funding streams for certain homeless veteran programs, thus reducing the need for taxpayer funds. 

May 11, 2021 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) issued the following statement announcing that he is seeking a Gold Star Family Member for a full time, year-long paid fellowship in his Los Angeles District Office.

Interested Gold Star Family Members can click here to apply

April 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 – exactly 20 years after the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

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