February 2019

February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the New York Times reported that President Donald J. Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance. The story alleges that the President overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the White House’s General Counsel.

February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump's summit with North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un did not result in a peace agreement. 

“If reports are true regarding the North Korean demands, it was right for the President to walk away rather than strike a bad deal. We should want to see our nation succeed on the international stage, and we should never relish in the failure to reach a peace agreement.

February 19, 2019

WASHINGTON - On Friday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) sent a letter to NRA Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre, asking about a 2015 trip that NRA associates took to Moscow, Russia in 2015. The trip has come under scrutiny because it further complicates ties between the NRA and Russia.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Mr. LaPierre:

February 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) hosted the Fourth 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 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that the President will declare a national emergency in order to divert funding for a border wall.

February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the passage of the House’s resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen.

February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) were joined by nine Members of Congress in demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suspend dog testing given its costs, animal welfare concerns, opposition from veterans and available alternatives.    

February 11, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on Rep. Ilhan Omar's apology, following statements she made about Israel.

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February 8, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on Sens.

February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON  - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the bicameral Hold the LYNE (Low-Yield Nuclear Explosive)Act. The legislation would prohibit the research, development, production and deployment of a low-yield nuclear warheads for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement congratulating Elan Carr on his appointment as the United States Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

February 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. The treaty, which was ratified in 1987, places limits on intermediate-range nuclear missile development by Russia and the U.S.