Congressman Lieu’s Statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 20, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the below statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight was my first State of the Union as a member of the United States House of Representatives.  I was honored to participate in this time-honored tradition and was moved by President Obama’s words.

The President spoke to issues that are important to my constituents in California’s 33rd Congressional District, such as investing in middle class families by making Community College and mortgages more affordable, expanding access to paid sick leave, and investing in critical infrastructure.

As an Air Force Veteran and Reservist, I was especially pleased that the President addressed the needs of our Veterans in his State of the Union.  We owe so much to those who have sacrificed for our country, and we have not fully lived up to those promises.  Reducing Veterans’ homelessness will continue to be one of my key priorities. The brave men and women who have served our country in uniform should not be sleeping on our streets. 

As someone who earned a degree in computer science, I have long worried about the security of our networks and databases.  I am glad to see the President being proactive on cyber security and protecting America’s intellectual property and guarding against identity theft.

I look forward to working with the President and leaders on both sides of the aisle to implement an agenda that invests in America’s middle class.”