January 2019

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney seeking the immediate revocation of Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced the “Protecting Families from Government Shutdowns Act of 2019” with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). In light of the threats of another shutdown from the Trump Administration, this bill would protect Americans from some of the harmful impacts of government shutdowns. It would make it unlawful for any entity to enforce penalties in a contract that is violated because of one’s inability to meet obligations due to a government shutdown.

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) introduced the Yemen Refueling Prohibition Act, which would stop the United States from providing the in-flight refueling of Saudi or Saudi-led coalition aircraft conducting missions in Yemen. The legislation comes after years of failures by both the Obama and Trump Administrations to mitigate the U.S.’s role in civilian casualties from coalition-led airstrikes.

Upon introduction, Mr. Lieu said:

January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced the reintroduction of legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without congressional approval. Rep. Lieu and Sen. Markey announced the reintroduction of the “Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019” (H.R.669/S.200) at a press conference today alongside nuclear arms control leaders, who urged Congress to take action to prevent nuclear war.

January 29, 2019

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 of 2019. 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:

January 26, 2019

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the escalating safety and economic threat caused by President Trump’s senseless government shutdown, and Democrats’ continued actions to re-open government.  Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.

Below is a full transcript of the address:

January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Hack Your State Department Act, 377-3. 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.

January 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after House passed H.R. 268, the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. The bill will provide $12.14 billion in funding for communities impacted by recent hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other natural disasters, including those impacted by the Woolsey fire, and would re-open government.

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January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after a federal court ruled that the Census Bureau’s plans to include a question on citizenship was unlawful.

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremecy. This resolution follows Rep. Steve King's comments to the New York Times, asking "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”, which prompted Minority Leadership to remove Rep. King from his committee roles.

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the United Teachers Los Angeles strike.

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement:

“In October 2017, I was asked by the Asian American Justice Committee (AAJC) to celebrate the efforts of the Women’s March by presenting an award to one of the co-organizers, Ms. Sarsour. Although this was over a year ago, I hope to clear up any continued confusion that I selected Ms. Sarsour as the recipient of this award. I did not. I also did not know who Mr. Sarsour was, and met her for the first time at the AAJC event.

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January 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s potential plan to divert funding from disaster relief efforts in areas impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

January 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet threatening to cut off federal money to fight California wildfires.

January 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), introduced one of the boldest climate change bills in Congress. The Climate Solutions Act of 2019 encourages strong renewable energy standards by requiring that 100 percent of electricity sold in the United States be generated from renewable sources by 2035. It will also aggressively target greenhouse gases by requiring such emissions to be 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. It also creates a national energy efficiency standard. Rep.

January 3, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) was sworn into his third term in Congress. Rep. Lieu, a veteran, was first elected in 2014 and has since proudly served California’s 33rd Congressional District. In the 116th Congress, Rep. Lieu will sit on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He will also serve in House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair.

“Change is coming.