REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON APPOINTMENT TO HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

January 13, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on his appointment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 115th Congress.

“I am truly honored by the opportunity to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  I look forward to working with Ranking Member Engel, Chairman Royce and the other Members of this prestigious committee.”

“I requested to serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee because in the 21st Century international relations are critical to America’s peace and prosperity. 
As an immigrant, I know we need to further America’s vital interests by protecting and strengthening our relationships with nations across the globe and fostering economic growth, peace and security.  As a Veteran, I am deeply invested in using diplomacy to further our strategic goals around the world.” 

“President-elect Trump*** has unfortunately made a series of statements that have antagonized America’s allies and given comfort to our enemies.  I look forward to working with the other Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee to highlight and stop any dangerous or unwise ideas from our next President.”

***In addition to losing the popular vote, Trump on January 20, 2017 will be in violation of the Emolument’s Clause set forth in Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution due to massive conflicts of interests and his refusal to put his global business holdings in blind trusts.  Trump also benefitted from Vladimir Putin ordering a multifaceted and brazen Russian influence and cyber hacking campaign with the goals of undermining faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrating Secretary Clinton’s electability, and helping Trump’s election chances.

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