March 2019

March 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – TodayCongressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), both Members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, reintroduced the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which would phase out the use of large mesh drift gillnets off the coast of California and set a path toward more sustainable fishing in the region. 

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

March 29, 2019

The Hill

At what feels like one of the most divisive times in modern politics, the key to building bridges and finding consensus may be actual bridges. Or repairing them, at least.

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) today introduced the "Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act", a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness. Specifically, the bill authorizes $750 million in grants annually for the next five years for local governments to combat homelessness.

March 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform passed by voice vote his bipartisan bill with Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) called “The Inspector General Protection Act”. The Inspector General Protection Act would require Federal agencies and departments to notify Congress before enacting a personnel change, such as putting their Inspector General (IG) on paid or unpaid non-duty status.

March 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr notified Congress that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles), who previously served on active duty, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act. The legislation authorizes the Department of Defense to carry out bilateral cooperation with Israel to develop directed energy capabilities that address threats to both nations.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

March 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), who formerly served on active duty in the Air Force, issued the following statement after it was announced that Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson would be leaving her post for a position as the President of University of Texas at El Paso.

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March 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after H.R. 1 passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests. It is an historic package of democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will ensure that the American people come first in our democracy.

March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on his amendment to H.R. 1, the SWAMP FLYERS, or “Stop Waste and Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards” Amendment.  The Amendment was adopted by voice vote and will be included in the final H.R. 1 bill. The amendment would prohibit Trump Administration officials from using taxpayer funds for non-commercial air travel.

March 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to open a criminal investigation into reports that Jared Kushner intentionally omitted contacts on his security clearance forms.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced this morning the  scope of the Committee's oversight agenda in the coming months.

March 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a letter from 13 Members of Congress urging Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to investigate reports that members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are recruiting and deploying child soldiers in the conflict.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 1, 2019

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him why the Bureau is dismantling its International Human Rights Unit. The unit, which investigates international war crimes, is critical to the U.S.’s leadership on enforcement of international order and the protection of human rights.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes: