REP LIEU NDAA AMENDMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF LIBYA PASSES
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to report back to Congress on foreign interference in Libya.
“I am pleased that the House of Representatives passed my amendment to the NDAA. We continue to see disturbing reports of foreign nations, including Russia, violating the U.N. arms embargo, fueling the civil war and directly undermining U.S. interests in the region. I am concerned that if these actions go unaddressed, Libya could further deteriorate and become a new home base for terrorist groups. This amendment will help us better understand the dynamics fueling instability across North Africa so we can respond appropriately. Protecting American lives and US interests remains my number one priority, and I will continue to work with my colleagues on the Foreign Affairs Committee to draw attention to emerging threats to our national security.”