Press Releases

August 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Orange County) introduced the Preventing Harmful Exposure to Phthalates Act, a bill to prevent phthalates from contaminating the U.S. food supply.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and NOAA Administrator Richard W. Spinard requesting that the U.S.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), sent a letter to Department of Justice National Security Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark J. Lesko requesting a classified briefing regarding the SolarWinds cyberattack. The Department of Justice revealed this week that 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in four U.S.

July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles), joined by 90 Members of Congress, sent a bicameral letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a DOJ investigation into the repeated, wrongful targeting of individuals of Asian descent for alleged espionage.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to protect Afghans who worked with U.S. media in light of the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan. Afghan reporters, journalists and fixers worked in concert with U.S.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing his City And State Diplomacy Act out of Committee. The bill will establish an Office of City and State Diplomacy at the State Department, which will help coordinate overall U.S.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland calling on the agency to direct the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to ban the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after officials announced that the Egyptian government had freed activists Esraa Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Nasser Ismail, as well as journalist Gamal el-Gamal. Rep.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) reintroduced the “City and State Diplomacy Act,” which will support state and local diplomacy with counterparts abroad.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured nearly $750,000 for a community funding project at the West Los Angeles VA in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

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