by Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
It’s hard to pass up a bargain – especially when the outcome is life-changing and, potentially, lifesaving.
Los Angeles County, with a population of more than 66,000 people, is at the forefront of a national homelessness crisis. But LA faces an additional, urgent challenge: more than 3,900 veterans are living on the streets, nearly 1 in 10 of all homeless veterans nationwide.
When Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Hiroshima in 2016, he stated: “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us.” Those words ring true today. At the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we stand in another moment of global chaos and profound loss.
I genuinely want President Trump to succeed in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, and will do everything I can to help him in this effort.
Lieu represents coastal communities from Malibu to Rancho Palos Verdes in the House of Representatives. Hall is a retired Olympic swimmer who won five gold medals for the United States.
What do a gold medal Olympic swimmer turned healthcare advocate and a former computer science major turned congressman have in common?
I am honored to represent the best congressional district in the nation: California’s 33rd district. I’m endlessly proud of our community, but I recognize the challenges we face around homelessness. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to improve housing conditions, address homelessness, and support homeless veterans in our district since I was first elected to Congress.
By Ted W. Lieu and Edward J. Markey