March 2015

March 31, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, an official state holiday in California:

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March 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, The Los Angeles Times published a story on the growing influence of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) vote in local, state and national elections.

March 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-330-1613

March 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-330-1613

March 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

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March 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in the wake of a report in USA Today, which raises questions about the role that automated endoscope reprocessors, or AER’s, might play in the spread of superbug bacteria by contaminated medical scopes.  This latest report comes in the wake of a series of deadly medical scope-related superbug outbreaks in several hospitals across the nation.

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March 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 12th anniversary of the Iraq War, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA-33) launched the bipartisan Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus alongside Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02), Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA-04), Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ-07), Congressman Mark Takai (D-HI-01) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-06).

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March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) made the following statement after Republican Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price released House Republicans’ budget plan for the fiscal year 2016.

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March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) and Congressman Steve Russell (R | OK-5) sent a letter to Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the NSA.  As veterans and members of Government Oversight & Reform’s National Security Subcommittee, Rep. Lieu and Rep. Russell are concerned about recent allegations that the NSA has potentially searched every email sent by Americans to an overseas address.  These allegations came to light late last week in a lawsuit filed by both progressive and conservative groups against the NSA in federal court.

March 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in response to the news that 11 service members aboard an Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in waters off the Florida Panhandle two days ago are believed lost.

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March 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in response to the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council unanimously passing a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism.

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March 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in response to the news that the ACLU and numerous plaintiffs have issued a legal challenge to another NSA mass surveillance program.

March 6, 2015

DISTRICT SCHEDULE – MARCH 7-14, 2015

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

11:30 a.m. – Congressman Lieu attends the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

5:30 p.m. – Congressman Lieu attends the Fourteenth Annual Carmen and Louis Warschaw Distinguished Lecture. Speakers are former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband, U.S. Navy Captain and astronaut Mark Kelly. 

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Air Force Reserve Duty

 

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March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D | CA-43) sent a letter to the Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) requesting that the agency investigate the root causes of the February 18, 2015 explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA and make recommendations to increase refinery process and public safety.

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March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R | IL-6) joined with eight additional House colleagues in sending a letter to Commissioner Margaret Hamburg of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking further information and ideas from the FDA on how best to prevent fatal outbreaks of antibiotic resistant bacteria, or superbugs. 

In their letter, the lawmakers wrote:

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March 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced that four patients have been infected with a dangerous superbug and that an additional 68 people may have been exposed. This discovery comes just two weeks after it was reported that a similar superbug at UCLA killed two people and infected seven others.  Both outbreaks were caused by CRE bacteria that were transmitted by contaminated Olympus duodenoscopes. As a result, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - CA|33) made the following statement:

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March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | CA-33) made the following statement in response to a report issued by the Concerned Veterans of America (CVA) calling for the privatization of veterans’ care in America.  The CVA is a partisan political organization largely funded by Charles and David Koch.