May 2021

May 25, 2021

Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to the disturbing rise of antisemitic attacks and violence targeting the Jewish community:

May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) reintroduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act. The bill, which was reintroduced with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.

Upon introduction, the Members released the following statements:

May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's antisemitic comments:
 

May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) applauded the House passage of the State Department Authorization Act, which includes Rep. Lieu’s Hack Your State Department provision. Rep. Lieu introduced Hack Your State Department along with Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and August Pfluger (R-TX). 

May 19, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after news reports of an attack on Jewish diners outside of a Beverly Grove restaurant last night.

May 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) applauded House passage of his bill, H.R. 711, the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021. This legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) address veteran homelessness in the Los Angeles area. In addition, it helps VA use already available funding streams for certain homeless veteran programs, thus reducing the need for taxpayer funds. 

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement that Azeri military moved onto Armenian terroritory.

"I am alarmed by reports of Azerbaijan‘s military encroachment on Armenian territory in the region of Lake Sev. If the reports are true, Azerbaijan’s operation would represent a violation of both Armenia‘s sovereignty and international law. I call on Azerbaijan to withdraw immediately and put an end to hostile actions that undermine the goal of peaceful dialogue and negotiation."

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-IN) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray expressing concerns over how the FBI collected data under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Director Wray:

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today praised the Biden administration’s creation of a new pilot program to “educate the public on the security capabilities of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices” through a consumer product labeling system.

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza. 

"I am deeply concerned about the situation in Israel and Gaza. I condemn those using violence to achieve political goals. My heart aches for the civilians who have been hurt or killed during this conflict.

May 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) issued the following statement announcing that he is seeking a Gold Star Family Member for a full time, year-long paid fellowship in his Los Angeles District Office.

Interested Gold Star Family Members can click here to apply

May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) introduced legislation that would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor to hire America’s unemployed and underemployed journalists and writers. In April 2020, the New York Times estimated that 36,000 workers at news outlets had been laid off, or had their positions reduced, and these numbers do not account for freelance and gig writers.