July 2019

July 24, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu questioned former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. In the hearing, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Mueller said:

REP. LIEU:

July 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement in response to the anti-Semitic graffiti found in Santa Monica this weekend.

“I am absolutely appalled by the anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled in Santa Monica. During a time where anti-Semitic acts are on the rise, we must roundly condemn this kind of hate. I stand in solidarity with my Jewish constituents and Jews across the country. Hate has no place in our communities.”

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July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) commended the House’s passage of the “Inspector General Protection Act”. The bill will enhance the independence and integrity of the federal government’s inspectors general. 
 

July 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Katie Hill (CA-25) announced that the effort to authorize the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to expand its homeless shelter services passed a major hurdle thanks to provisions in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act. The effort, spearheaded in the House by Lieu and Hill, modifies the deed at the West LA Armory to allow a shelter to operate on the property year-round.

July 12, 2019

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. The final bill includes four amendments spearheaded by Rep. Lieu to stop the emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; limit Department of Defense funds from being used at Trump properties; prohibit U.S. military refueling of aircraft in Yemen; and require a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.

July 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) celebrated the news that the Federal Transit Administration will award LA Metro $100 million for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension Project.

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July 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate whether the CEO of Phantom Fireworks or other company executives provided fireworks for the President’s Fourth of July celebration in exchange for the Administration forgoing $300 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, including fireworks.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Wray,

July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to the NDAA limiting Defense funds from being used at Trump-owned properties. The amendment would prevent the President from profiting off of American taxpayers by forcing government employees to stay at his properties and subsidize his businesses. The amendment enables funds to be used at Trump-owned properties if the President agrees to reimburse the Treasury Department for costs associated with his stay.

July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates through the President’s emergency declaration. In June, the House passed Congressman Lieu’s amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2020 on a bipartisan basis to block the execution of these 22 emergency sales.

July 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressman Doug Lamborn are introducing the bipartisan "U.S.-U.K. Directed Energy Cooperation Act." The bill enables the Secretary of Defense to work with United Kingdom counterparts on developing directed energy technology. This partnership will enable both countries to collaborate on technology that can offer the countries a non-lethal defense against advance missiles and unmanned aerial systems.

July 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) led a group of 23 members calling on President Trump to articulate his goals for engagement with Iran. In a letter, the Members expressed concerns that the Administration lacks a cogent strategy on Iran, and that various Administration officials have articulated different and confusing goals.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear President Trump: