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December 22, 2016 Press Release

Manhattan Beach - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) presented Sergeant Albert Erd (93) with replacement medals for ones that were stolen many years ago.

Sergeant Erd beamed with pride as he recounted to Congressman Lieu his service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, which included being a radio operator on the B-17 Flying Fortress during the European Campaign that flew over Germany and Romania. He was also a gunner, completing 50 missions in total.  

December 2, 2016 Press Release


WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement  in light of Veteran Service Organizations and leading Veteran advocates expressing deep fears that the Trump Administration may privatize healthcare for our nation’s Veterans.

November 10, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day, being held tomorrow on November 11, 2016.

October 25, 2016 In The News

Lawmakers representing the Southland are joining the chorus of politicians calling on the Pentagon and the California National Guard to stop demanding repayment of enlistment bonuses that were granted incorrectly to service members.

Some legislators have also called for a House of Representatives probe into the matter and for a legislative fix to be passed.

October 25, 2016 In The News

A decade ago, the Pentagon wrongly awarded substantial bonuses to thousands of people to induce them to enlist in the National Guard. Now, the department has realized its mistake and wants the money repaid.

But that demand is unfair to the soldiers who served in good faith. It should be dropped.

September 30, 2016 In The News

A measure authorizing leases at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs building that will lead to permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans was signed into law by President Barack Obama Thursday.

The law authored by Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Jeff Miller, R- Florida, would give the VA secretary the ability to enter into leases that allow housing and supportive services at the building.

A plan announced earlier this year calls for 1,200 units to be made available to homeless veterans at the facility.

September 21, 2016 Press Release


September 20, 2016 In The News

With strong bipartisan votes of support, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have approved an agreement between UCLA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that creates a stronger academic affiliation between the university and the VA to benefit veterans.