August 2021

August 31, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the last American troops departed from Afghanistan.

“After 20 grueling years, the United States military has left Afghanistan. It’s an important step towards ending U.S. involvement in endless wars, something I have called for throughout my time in Congress. 

August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the terrorist attacks in and around the Kabul airport.

August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, which Congressman Lieu cosponsored. This critical bill restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act, after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA through its 2013 Shelby County v. 2021 Holder and Brnovich v.

August 23, 2021

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) introduced legislation to ensure that a President is held accountable for acts to interfere with an election for federal office. The Preventing Presidential Election Interference Act ensures provisions of the Hatch Act expressly list the President and Vice President as subject to the law that criminalizes election interference by federal employees.

August 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. The caucus will bring together members of the California House delegation to share and discuss federal policy to address matters of importance to the 840-mile California coast, including issues relating to the environment and economy.

August 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, of which he is an original cosponsor. This critical legislation would protect voters against discrimination by restoring and strengthening key provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision and the 2021 Brnovich v. DNC decision.

August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement:

“President Biden made the difficult but correct decision to complete the troop withdrawal process in Afghanistan that was initiated by the former President. If the United States could not win in Afghanistan after 20 years of war, we would not win if we stayed and fought for another 20 years. 

August 6, 2021

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Orange County) introduced the Preventing Harmful Exposure to Phthalates Act, a bill to prevent phthalates from contaminating the U.S. food supply. Phthalates are harmful chemicals added to plastic products used throughout the food production process and have been known to cause serious health problems. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), will be leading companion legislation in the Senate.

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August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and NOAA Administrator Richard W. Spinard requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conduct an investigation into the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant’s massive and continuing wastewater discharge into the ocean.

August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), sent a letter to Department of Justice National Security Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark J. Lesko requesting a classified briefing regarding the SolarWinds cyberattack. The Department of Justice revealed this week that 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in four U.S. attorney offices were breached, and at least one employee’s email account was compromised in 27 offices. Rep.