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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

March 2018

March 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter of six Members of Congress to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to look into reports that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner allegedly leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman .

In the letter, the Members write:

March 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) announce the introduction of the bipartisan Hack Your State Department Act. The bill will strengthen cyber defenses for the State Department by tapping ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities in State Department’s networks and data systems. Like the “Hack the Department of Homeland Security Act”, which Rep.

March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan outlining key issues that must be addressed when the Trump Administration meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In his letter, Rep. Lieu urges Deputy Secretary Sullivan to prioritize addressing specific challenges in the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia including: the war in Yemen, the GCC dispute with Qatar, and the state of human rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

March 19, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Washington Post reported that senior White House officials were allegedly forced into signing lengthy Non-Disclosure Agreements. In 2017, Reps.

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer requesting clarification on the accuracy of President Trump’s assertion that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Daniel Webster (R-FL), a member of the House Natural Resources committee, introduced the bipartisan Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act, which would require nations to meet U.S. conservation and management standards before exporting shark products to the U.S.

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Jared Polis (D-CO) are leading a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 14 Members urging Congressional leadership to prohibit millions of taxpayer dollars from being appropriated to support the Drug Enforcement Administration’s wasteful Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the White House announced the appointment of Larry Kudlow as the head of the White House National Economic Council. In 2002, Mr. Kudlow wrote an op-ed about the Iraq war arguing that “the shock therapy of decisive war will elevate the stock market by a couple-thousand points.”

March 13, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after the White House announced that it would be replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

March 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the National Rifle Association seeking an explanation regarding reports that allege the NRA may have received unlawful contributions or assistance from Russian individuals with links to the Kremlin. It is illegal for foreign individuals to make contributions in U.S. elections. Mr.

March 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice is suing California to block state legislation.

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March 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Rob Joyce, Cybersecurity Coordinator for the National Security Council, about the Administration’s recently released Vulnerabilities Equities Policies and Process (VEP), the NSC’s official guidance for the decisionmaking process regarding disclosure of cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the public.

March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why the State Department has not used any of the resources Congress allocated with bipartisan support in 2017 to counter foreign propaganda designed to influence elections and undermine democracies. In the letter, the Congressmen ask the Secretary why State has not enacted Congress’s bipartisan directive to address foreign disinformation campaigns.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) requested that FBI Director Christopher Wray open an investigation into two questionable payments made by President Trump’s longtime associates during the election. Just before the election, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford, who allegedly had an affair with President Trump, as a way to buy her silence.

March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced two bills to protect consumers by safeguarding their data and ensuring victims of data breaches can hold companies accountable in court.  The “Protecting Consumer Information Act of 2018” will expand the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement authority over credit reporting agencies.