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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON NATIONAL DAY OF REASON

May 4, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement celebrating May 4th as the “National Day of Reason” – a day celebrating the application of reason and logic in the affairs of humankind. On April 6, 2017, Congressman Lieu introduced H.Res. 263 designating today as the “National Day of Reason.”

“There is no doubt that emotions and passions play an important role in American politics. They drive elected officials to pursue issues they care about and energize our citizens to participate in our great democracy. But as Jon Oliver said, “graphs aren’t Rorschach tests.” At a time when people are disputing indisputable facts and axing scientific funding, celebrating reason and logic is more important than ever. We will get the best results for society if we formulate public policy using sound logic and rational thought. That is why I am proud to introduce the National Day of Reason Resolution alongside my colleagues Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).” 

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