April 2021

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) reintroduced the Congressional Inherent Contempt Power Act to enable Congress to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against those refusing to comply.

April 24, 2021

WASHINGTON -  Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement praising President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The announcement comes on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the international community commemorates the victims of the Armenian Genocide, during which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in massacres and deportation campaigns carried out by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, on Earth Day, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) reintroduced 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.

April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following statement after the Pew Research Center published a new study that found one third of Asian Americans fear threats and physical violence, and 81% of Asian adults say violence against them is rising.

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House announced all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 – exactly 20 years after the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Senator Alex Padilla (CA), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) led a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the inclusion of the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act in the President’s upcoming infrastructure package. This legislation provides a fair, secure, and accessible pathway to U.S.

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) led a letter with Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge Saudi Arabia to lift restrictions on commercial and humanitarian imports into Yemen.

April 8, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Today, California Aerospace Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced that the U.S. Space Force will establish Space Systems Command at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The Secretary of the Air Force announced that LA AFB will now be home to the headquarters of Space Systems Command, which will be tasked with overseeing all efforts to develop, acquire, launch, and sustain military space systems. SSC is one of three major commands under the U.S. Space Force.

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Ted Deutch (FL-22) led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken laying out how the United States can continue to support a stable political transition in Libya amid the ongoing interagency review of U.S. policy towards Libya.

The letter was signed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09), Rep. Dina Titus (NV-01), and Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07).

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-Georgia) introduced the Stop Hate Crimes Act, legislation that changes the federal hate crimes law. Hate crimes are often difficult to prosecute because courts have interpreted the federal statute to require that prosecutors show the victim’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other protected characteristic was the sole reason for the crime. The Stop Hate Crimes Act provides a solution to this onerous standard.

April 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman Rodney Davis, Congressman Glenn Thompson, Congressman Mike Thompson and Congresswoman Ann Kuster reintroduced the Bear Protection Act. The bill seeks to prohibit the import, export, possession, transport and sale of bear organs. Allowing commercial poaching for bear organs puts the animals at risk for inhumane treatment. The reintroduction of the bill comes months after China’s Ministry of Health announced that it considered bear bile an effective palliative treatment for COVID-19.