Ted Lieu Sworn in as Representative of California’s 33rd Congressional District
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu was officially sworn in as the Representative of California’s 33rd Congressional District.
“It is a great honor to be elected by the people of the 33rd Congressional District. Succeeding Henry Waxman will not be an easy task, but I will do all that I can to honor his legacy,” said Congressman Lieu, who was recently elected Democratic freshman class president.
“This is an amazing district, with beautiful coastlines, mountains, and many of Southern California’s signature industries, such as biotech, aerospace, technology, tourism, and entertainment,” continued Congressman Lieu. “I have served the people in the California State Assembly and State Senate for the past nine years, and I look forward to continuing to fight for them in the United States House of Representatives.”
“I will work with my colleagues in Congress to create jobs, address climate change, improve our transportation and infrastructure, and pass comprehensive immigration reform. On those issues in which we agree, I will work with my Republican colleagues. On those issues in which we cannot reach agreement, I will fight for our Democratic values. I will not yield when it comes to defending a woman’s right to choose, standing up for the environment and protecting Social Security and Medicare. It is a deep honor to represent the people, and I am going to spend every day dedicating myself to improving the lives of families in the 33rd District and across our country.”
The 33rd Congressional District stretches along the Los Angeles coast, from Malibu to Venice and Santa Monica to the Beach Cities, Torrance and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It includes the cities of Beverly Hills, Calabasas, and Agoura Hills and parts of western Los Angeles City such as the neighborhoods of Westwood Village, Bel Air, Miracle Mile, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, and Hancock Park.