CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON AIR FORCE SECRETARY VISIT TO LA AIR FORCE BASE

August 12, 2015
Press Release

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued a statement following a visit by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to Los Angeles Air Force Base (LA AFB). LA AFB is located in California’s 33rd Congressional District and is where Congressman Lieu performs his Air Force Reserve duty.

“Earlier this year I invited Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to visit Los Angeles Air Force Base to see the unique role the base plays in America's national security.  I am honored Secretary James made the trip out to Los Angeles Air Force Base today.  We had a productive visit and she was able to see the base’s unique ability, located in the South Bay aerospace cluster, to carry out the mission of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).

“I was also thrilled the Secretary received a demonstration of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle fleet and the Vehicle-to-Grid program, the first-of-its-kind in the nation.  Los Angeles takes immense pride that LA AFB is leading the charge in lowering carbon emissions while helping to stabilize the electric grid, and I commend the Air Force and SMC Commander Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves on moving forward with this innovative program.”

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Congressman Ted W. Lieu serves on the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform.
He is also the Democratic Freshman Class President and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.