July 2021

July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), joined by 90 Members of Congress, sent a bicameral letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a DOJ investigation into the repeated, wrongful targeting of individuals of Asian descent for alleged espionage. Over the years, multiple people who happened to be of Asian descent have been falsely accused by the Department of Justice of espionage. The common thread in every one of these cases was a defendant with an Asian surname.

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to protect Afghans who worked with U.S. media in light of the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan. Afghan reporters, journalists and fixers worked in concert with U.S. media outlets at great risk to themselves and their families in order to inform Americans. Reps. Lieu and Speier argue that the U.S.

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing his City And State Diplomacy Act out of Committee. The bill will establish an Office of City and State Diplomacy at the State Department, which will help coordinate overall U.S. policy and programs in support of city and state engagement with foreign governments and officials. Congressman Lieu introduced the bill with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC).

July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland calling on the agency to direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to ban the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges.

July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after officials announced that the Egyptian government had freed activists Esraa Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Nasser Ismail, as well as journalist Gamal el-Gamal. Rep. Lieu is leading the effort to urge the Biden-Harris Administration to hold Egypt accountable for human rights concerns, particularly attacks against journalists and the independent media.

July 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) reintroduced the “City and State Diplomacy Act,” which will support state and local diplomacy with counterparts abroad. The bill will establish an Office of City and State Diplomacy at the State Department, which will coordinate overall U.S. policy and programs in support of city and state engagement with foreign governments and officials.

Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:

July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured nearly $750,000 for a community funding project at the West Los Angeles VA in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured over $4.8 million for five community funding projects in West Los Angeles in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process.

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July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured $3 million for three community funding projects in South Bay cities in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

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July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured $1 million to improve the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center in the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bill is the first step in the funding process.

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July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he helped secure $5.8 million for five community funding projects meant to help address homelessness in Los Angeles County in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the essential first step in ultimately securing these resources for the community. 

July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (all D-Calif.) introduced the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act, a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness. The bill authorizes $1 billion in grants annually for the next five years for local governments to combat homelessness.

July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at Fairfax High School to highlight summer learning opportunities for students preparing to return to in-person learning in the fall. 

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July 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after reintroducing the Stop Waste And Misuse by the President Act of 2021, otherwise known as the SWAMP Act.  This legislation compels individuals who are authorized for protection by the United States Secret Service under 18 USC 3056, including former presidents, to reimburse the American taxpayer for federal funds spent during the course of their protection at commercial properties that the individual owns or has a financial interest in.

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) are leading an effort with 25 Members of the California delegation to vocalize support for California’s $1 billion in annual, ongoing funding for local jurisdictions to address homelessness. In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, the Members also expressed their endorsement of programs to supplement California’s efforts to address homelessness with federal resources.

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) voted for the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. The bill includes nearly $20 million in federal resources for projects in California’s 33rd Congressional District. The INVEST in America Act is a transformative $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that seeks to modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and more.