June 2020

June 20, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of World Refugee Day 2020.

June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must continue after the Trump Administration tried to eliminate the program that allows some people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the U.S. lawfully.

June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Congressman Lieu joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in calling for Juneteenth to become a Federal Holiday. 

June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), a former active duty Air Force officer, sent a letter with 11 Members of Congress who served in the military or in national security fields urging the Department of Defense to rescind its transgender servicemember ban. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination, the Members argue in their letter to Defense Secretary Esper that this standard should be applied to military service too. Previously, Rep.

June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced in a 6-3 ruling that federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ+ workers from employment discrimination. The Trump Administration unsuccessfully argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not bar discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. 

June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON - Last week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting an explanation as to whether the DOJ had authorized mass serveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters. The Members request clarity on whether powerful surveillance technologies such as cell-site simulators were being deployed against protesters.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Attorney General Barr:

June 9, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N), Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and over 100 Members of Congress in introducing the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill will take key steps to achieve structural change to combat police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.
 

June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) urged Defense Secretary Esper to ban depictions of the Confederate flag in all public and work spaces at all military installations. Recently, the U.S. Marine Corps banned public depictions of the Confederate flag.

June 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the President of the Los Angeles Police Commission urging her to investigate instances that appear to show uniformed LAPD officers physically assaulting people gathering to protest police violence. The letter follows news reports and videos posted to social media that show police using batons, rubber bullets and a chemical spray against protestors, some of whom appear to be retreating. 

In the letter, Mr. Lieu writes:

June 1, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests.

"Watching Minneapolis police officers murder George Floyd shook me to my core. All the officers involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I share the pain and frustration that Americans feel in this moment. Black lives matter.