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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California


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July 26, 2017 In The News

President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote:

July 26, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter that he will bar transgender people from serving in the military brings to a boil a previously simmering congressional debate.

Critics of Trump’s proposal have already vowed to fight back hard, and the battle will be joined promptly. It will start in the next 24 hours or so during House debate on security spending legislation.

July 26, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday that reinstated a ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military stirred up both condemnation and praise from across the political spectrum.

Leaders of left-wing and moderate advocacy groups called Trump’s tweets an apparent appeal to the portion of his conservative base that resents the recent civil-rights gains by the LGBT community.

June 27, 2017 In The News

Last Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was signed into law. Chances are, if you are a veteran, family member of a veteran, or veterans’ advocate, you are well-versed in the need for VA accountability.

However, if you’re not a veteran yourself or aren’t directly related to one, you may not know why issues relating to VA accountability should matter to you.  

June 16, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.

June 8, 2017 In The News

The Greater LA Veteran's Center has revealed it is planning to drop an approved proposal for 'taxpayer-funded, fatal experiments on dogs' in after Congress members demanded answers. 

May 29, 2017 Press Release


Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day.

May 27, 2017 In The News

Continuing the effort to honor Filipinos’ efforts during World War II, members of Congress have introduced new legislation to expand immigration for families of Filipino veterans.

The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act — introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) — sets out to speed up the visa process for children of Filipino WWII veterans.