April 2019

April 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-Florida) announced the reintroduction of a resolution of key principles for investing in our country’s infrastructure. In an op-ed in The Hill, the Members explain why any infrastructure investment must benefit all Americans, and create jobs instead of corporate handouts. The Resolution is supported by 90 Members of Congress.

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April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) introduced the “Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act,” which will empower local communities to develop and use renewable energy sources. The bill creates a grant program for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grids and micro grids projects as well as training local residents.

April 22, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced a resolution reaffirming the importance of the U.S.’s economic relationship with Israel. The resolution highlights the many ways U.S.-Israel economic cooperation has benefitted both countries, including encouraging technological innovation and scientific advancement.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman Rodney Davis, Congressman Glenn Thompson and Congresswoman Ann Kuster introduced H.R. 2264, the Bear Protection Act. The bill seeks to prohibit the import, export, possession, transport and sale of bear organs. Allowing commercial bear poaching for their organs puts them at risk for inhumane treatment. In California, it is already unlawful to sell or purchase the meat, skin, hide, teeth, claws, or other parts of any bear.

April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan asking for answers on how much the U.S. is assisting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. While the Administration rightly halted refueling assistance in November 2018, it is unclear how much the U.S. continues to assist the coalition in conducting operations and what specific forms of assistance are being provided.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu wrote:

April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter with 26 Members calling on the Department of Justice to end its support of lawsuits aiming to strike down the protections of the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the Republican-led lawsuits would jeopardize the healthcare of millions, especially those with pre-existing conditions.

In the letter, the Members write:

April 8, 2019

WASHINGTON  - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s fifth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students from 19 different high schools submitted 172 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 66 photographs, 36 paintings, 33 drawings, 27 mixed-media pieces, and 10 other pieces that included computer- generated art. The winner, April Luce of Redondo Union High School, submitted a piece called Cass. 

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April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), addressed a joint meeting of Congress today.

April 1, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kamala Harris today introduced legislation that would allow the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to operate as a year-round homeless shelter. The armory is currently used as a temporary shelter only during the winter months.

In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, the members requested that the legislation be included in the next National Defense Authorization Act.