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September 14, 2016 Press Release

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September 13, 2016 In The News

The House of Representatives voted Monday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to again offer leases on its West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus, authority it needs before homes for disabled, female and homeless veterans can be built there.

The VA announced plans in January to develop the long-neglected 387-acre campus, the largest open parcel on the Westside. The development is part of the settlement of a lawsuit over substandard care of homeless veterans.

September 8, 2016 In The News

The years-long tussle over land use at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling 388-acre West Los Angeles campus took an important step closer to being resolved Tuesday. Yet even as the department made real strides locally, the efforts to deliver more services to veterans on the campus remain hampered by inaction in Congress.

September 1, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’s initiatives to prevent veteran and servicementer suicides.

July 22, 2016 Press Release

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Washington - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) finished first among Freshman Democrats in the 2016 Member Online All-Star Competition.  As a result, Mr. Lieu was awarded the title of 2016 Freshman MVP.  The annual Member social media contest is hosted by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.

July 6, 2016 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding ACLU of California’s report on deportation of Veterans. The statement was delivered by a representative at today’s ACLU press conference announcing their report.

Congressman Lieu’s Full Statement
ACLU of California Report

Discharged, Then Discarded
July 6, 2016

June 22, 2016 Press Release

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BILL SPONSORED BY REP. TED W. LIEU AUTHORIZING VITAL VETERAN CONSTRUCTION PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS PART OF LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE
THE HOUSE VOTE AUTHORIZES WEST LOS ANGELES VA MEDICAL CENTER SEISMIC RETROFITS

June 6, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed HB 2 into law in March, with the swish of a pen, he overturned all of the state’s local ordinances that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against.

But there was another consequence to the sweeping anti-LGBT law: It wiped out local anti-discrimination protections for veterans, too.

April 28, 2016 In The News

By RAFAEL BERNAL

The Hill

A bill to protect immigrant veterans of the U.S. military from deportation was introduced in the House Wednesday. "If we're [deporting] one veteran, that's one too many," Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who introduced the legislation, told The Hill. The bill would allow authorities to waive action against veterans who are documented immigrants. To be eligible, veterans must have served at least 180 days in the armed forces and have no convictions for felonies, significant misdemeanors or more than three non-significant misdemeanors.

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