February 2015

February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the death of actor Leonard Nimoy. Mr. Nimoy died earlier today at his home in Bel Air, California. He was 83.

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February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) sent a letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) requesting a hearing on the multiple sterilization failures of a medical device known as the duodenoscope.   The sterilization problems have led to multiple deaths nationwide and repeated outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria a.k.a. “superbugs.”

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February 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) has issued the following statement in light of the explosion at the Torrance Exxon Mobil Refinery:

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February 13, 2015

Dear Friend,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the new Member of Congress representing California’s 33rd Congressional District.  I am following in the great legacy of Henry Waxman and look forward to serving you as he did.

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February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the continued closure of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA announced this morning that ships at Southern California ports will not be unloaded on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, when dockworkers are entitled to overtime pay. This weekend’s closure comes in addition to previous port shutdowns by PMA last weekend.

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February 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosted a meeting between Democratic members and the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America.  Issues discussed were preserving social services, combatting global Anti-Semitism, support for Israel, Iran sanctions, and increased funding for education.

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February 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) has issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s new AUMF proposal:

February 8, 2015

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) issued the following statement today regarding PMA's decision to suspend all vessel work from 5:00 p.m. February 6 to 8:00 a.m. February 9.

“Our ports are critical to Southern California’s economy, and the safety and speed at which goods move through our ports affect large regions of the United States.  PMA’s intentional action to close the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles over the weekend is indefensible.  PMA’s obstructionist action not only hurts ILWU workers, it will hurt businesses, consumers, and our economy.   

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February 2, 2015

Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the below statement following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget:

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