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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.

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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

July 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, 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.

May 24, 2019 Opinion: Op-Eds

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By TED LIEU and RUBEN GALLEGO

April 1, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 19, 2019 In The News

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.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

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.    

February 7, 2019 In The News

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.

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