May 2018

May 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown announced the expansion of the Metro Green Line.  The Green Line project will extend the subway system from Redondo Beach to the new Regional Transit Center in Torrance. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Brown in support of this project and funding for expanded public transportation systems throughout Los Angeles County.

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May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act  to report back to Congress on foreign interference in Libya.

May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray calling for an investigation into whether the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association (NRA) to funnel money into electoral campaigns. Mr. Lieu and Ms. Rice, both former prosecutors, are calling on the FBI to evaluate whether Russia illegally used the NRA to support or interfere with Senate and Congressional campaigns.

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Trump would no longer meet with North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un in a June summit.

May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) led a letter with 31 Members of Congress calling on the Department of Commerce's Inspector General to open an investigation into the Department's handling of disciplinary actions taken against Sherry Chen, a National Weather Service employee. In October 2014, Ms. Chen was targeted by federal investigators for alleged espionage. The Federal Bureau of Investigation later dropped all charges against Ms.

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Val Demings (D-FL) and Elise Stefanik introduced the bipartisan ‘Defend Against Russian Disinformation Act,’ designed to strengthen America’s response to Russian interference in our elections. The bill would strengthen federal cybersecurity, support intelligence gathering, and enhance NATO military activities. It has been vetted by bipartisan national security experts.

May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking for more information on the FDA's efforts to test glyphosate levels in food. The letter follows a report published in The Guardian indicating that glyphosate, the chemical commonly used in herbicides, could be found in common foods.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

May 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a group of 17 Members of Congress from greater Los Angeles expressing support for an Army Futures Command in Los Angeles. In a letter to Army Secretary Mark Esper, the Members outlined why Los Angeles would be an unparalleled hub of talent, research and innovation for the U.S. Army.

In the letter, the Members write:

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May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced a bill today to enhance cybersecurity collaboration across the federal government by creating a permanent director of cybersecurity policy in the White House.

May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the U.S. would consider giving ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications company, "a way to get back into business, fast", after the U.S. penalized the company for making illegal shipments to Iran and North Korea.

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON- Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Politico reported that White House National Security Advisor John Bolton is pushing to eliminate the White House’s top cybersecurity job.

May 9, 2018

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) passed the Hack Your State Department Bill, which he authored with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), and the Global Engagement Center Authorities Act of 2018, which he coauthored with Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).

May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Brad Schneider (IL-10)announced the introduction of new legislation to strengthen the Global Engagement Center (GEC) within the Department of State, the office tasked with countering foreign disinformation and propaganda campaigns.

May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), along with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced the Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies (ProTECT) Act. This legislation would amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to prohibit the taking of any endangered or threatened species in the United States as a trophy and the importation of any such trophy into the United States.

May 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s fourth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students from 20 high schools submitted 223 pieces of art for this year’s competition. Entries included 43 paintings, 89 photographs, 39 drawings, 25 mixed-media submissions, and 27 other media including digital, collage, etc.

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May 1, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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