October 2019

October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent letters to FEMA and the House Appropriations Committee urging them to use federal resources to assist with the Getty fire in Los Angeles. More than 17,000 people have already been evacuated because of the fire, which has burned at least 700 acres in two days.

October 30, 2019

 

***Constituents affected by the Getty Fire should continue to follow the instructions of local officials.***

Issues:
October 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor supporting a House resolution to formally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.

Congressman Lieu’s remarks as prepared:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Thank you Chairman Engel and Chairman Smith for your leadership.

The United States of America should never be afraid to tell the truth and yet for too long, we did not recognize Armenian Genocide. That ends today.

October 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney raising concerns over an Axios report that 12 senior White House cybersecurity officials have left or have been forced out of their roles. These White House employees were charged with protecting the White House and President from hacking efforts. The weakening of their office, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, could jeopardize national security.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

October 24, 2019

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or CASE Act, this week. This bill creates the Copyright Claims Board, a body within the U.S. Copyright Office to decide small claims copyright disputes.

October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the SHIELD Act (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for A Lasting Democracy Act). This comprehensive legislation will strengthen the resilience of our democracy and protect against foreign interference in America’s elections, including by foreign governments.  

October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) reintroduced the Prohibiting Threatened and Endangered Creature Trophies (ProTECT) Act. This legislation would amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to prohibit taking endangered or threatened species into the United States as a trophy and the importation of any such trophy into the United States.

October 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced bicameral legislation that would create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “The Cyber Shield Act” will establish an advisory committee of cybersecurity experts from academia, industry, consumer advocates, government and the public to create cybersecurity benchmarks for IoT devices - such as baby monitors, home assistants, smart locks, cameras, cell phones, and laptops.

October 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) attended the dedication of the Los Angeles National Cemetery’s new columbarium for veterans. Congressman Lieu was joined by Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves, Los Angeles National Cemetery Director Tom Ruck, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, VA Medical Systems Director Dr. Steven Braverman, Brig. Gen (Ret.), and Actor Gary Sinise.

Congressman Lieu’s Remarks as Prepared:

October 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to investigate whether the Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempted to bribe President Trump after it was reported that he met with the President and offered him some form of support in exchange for a commitment to oppose new gun control measures.

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the House's move to open an impeachment inquiry into the President. 

"Congress has two grave powers: the power to declare war and the power to impeach. Impeachment should never be the first option for Congress. It comes with huge institutional and political implications for our country. It requires careful consideration and strong evidence.