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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

February 2018

February 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint statement: 

February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led eight Members of Congress in sending a second letter asking Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner to explain whether he has used his position to seek financial bailouts for 666 Fifth Avenue, a property owned by Kushner Cos.

February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Special Counsel announced the indictment of 13 Russians implicated in a wide-ranging scheme to interfere with the 2016 election. 

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed the counterintelligence threat of Chinese nationals in the U.S. academic sector during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

February 14, 2018

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) introduced the “Commonsense Legislation Ensuring Accountability by Reporting Access of Non-Cleared Employees to Secrets (CLEARANCES)" Act that would require the White House to regularly report the status of security clearance holders working in the Executive Office of the President.

February 13, 2018

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting detailed information regarding the White House’s security clearance approval process.  The letter follows reports that potentially dozens of senior Trump Administration officials who lack a permanent clearance may currently be accessing highly classified materials that they are not authorized to handle or possess. 

In the letter, the Members write:

February 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony before the Senate contradicted previous White House assertions that they were not aware that former Staff Secretary Rob Porter had been accused of domestic abuse until recently. Rep.

February 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) hosted the Third Annual Multi-District Service Academy Day at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. Attendees heard speakers from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House declined to release the Democratic House Intelligence Committee memo. This memo was created in response to Chairman Nunes’ memo, which was released last week and failed to include material facts about the FBI’s Russia investigation.  Rep.

February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce calling for a hearing on the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. In 2017, Rep. Lieu reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation (H.R. 669) to underscore Congress’s role in deciding to launch a nuclear first strike, which is an act of war that only Congress can authorize.

February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) led a letter with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to explain when he had knowledge of the allegations of domestic abuse by White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and the actions he took given that knowledge. According to reports, Mr.

February 7, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Ruben Gallego (D I Arizona), both military veterans, wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to “impress upon President Trump that holding a military parade in our nation’s capital would be a frivolous, unnecessary exercise that could harm America’s image.” The letter follows reports that the Pentagon is planning a parade showcasing American military hardware at Trump’s urging. 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Gallego write:

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February 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined local lawmakers and environmental groups to express their opposition to offshore drilling in the Pacific Ocean. The event, which was hosted at the Santa Monica Pier by Sen. Ben Allen, featured a broad coalition of local leaders committed to keeping coastal ecosystems safe. Federal officials in attendance included Congresswomen Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA).

 

February 2, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House approved releasing the House GOP’s “Nunes memo” without the companion Democratic memo. Rep. Lieu sits on the House Judiciary committee, which has oversight over the FBI, the Department of Justice and the authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Rep.