More on Veterans

October 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. veterans are speaking out and criticizing Donald Trump following the televised spectacle Wednesday night when he failed to stand or honor the American flag as a bugler played, signaling the “Retreat” ceremony at a Pennsylvania military base.

August 25, 2017 In The News

A new project aims to build a database to acknowledge and honor Sino-US World War II combatants, as Dong Leshuo reports from Washington.

They are dying almost every day, and Ed Gor is trying to find them before they do.

"They" are the estimated 20,000 Chinese-Americans who fought in World War II. Nobody knows how many are still alive.

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.