November 2018

November 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent letters to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie requesting that the Department of Justice direct money recovered from the recently prosecuted cases involving Westside Services LLC back to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rep. Lieu and Sen.

November 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s third-annual Congressional App Challenge and first-annual reception for the Challenge at Santa Monica College. Twenty-six students from twenty high schools participated. The winners, Angie and Ben Tait of Redondo Union High School submitted an app entitled “Redondo Union High School Maps”.

November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted. W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after his Democratic colleagues elected him to House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair. As DPCC Co-Chair, Rep. Lieu will help guide messaging strategy for the House Democratic Caucus. Rep. Lieu received the highest amount of votes for DPCC Co-Chair and is the only Asian American Member and only veteran in House Democratic Leadership.

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to advance a bipartisan resolution to revoke U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Brad Sherman urged leadership on the House Appropriations Committee to authorize federal funding to assist constituents impacted by the devastating Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires in California.

In the letter, the Members write:

“On behalf of our constituents who have been devastated by the California wildfires, we write to urge you to work with us to provide federal funding to assist the impacted communities with recovery.

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November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman David Cicilline, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congressman Ruben Gallego announced they are introducing the Restoring the Public Trust Act. The bill package incorporates a number of pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening ethical standards in the federal government to prevent government corruption and ensure accountability for the American public.

Upon introduction, the Members said:

November 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day.

November 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump has asked for his resignation.

November 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement after Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, which will usher in a historic wave of diverse Members of Congress.

“A historic number of people made their voices heard yesterday, and today is a new day in America. We will finally have the opportunity to act on the concerns millions of Americans have about corruption in government, their healthcare and our national infrastructure.”

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November 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee Nita Lowey expressing support for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps nonprofit institutions protect their communities. In 2016, Congressman Lieu sent a similar letter of support for the measure, which helps nonprofit institutions like synagogues, churches and mosques improve their security protections.

November 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—Last week, President Trump signed into law the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to authorize water resources development projects. The law contains a provision advocated by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) to increase the authorization for funding the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project. This project will increase the delivery of recycled water throughout the Harbor and South Bay region, improve water quality, and reduce reliance on imported water.