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July 9, 2015 In The News

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen a team to devise a master plan, due Oct. 16, for revitalizing the agency's West Los Angeles campus to best serve veterans in need of housing, health care and other aid.

July 9, 2015 In The News

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- For years, Benjamin Unger had lived uneasily with the knowledge that he liked other guys, but in 2007, at 19 years old, the expectations of adulthood were looming. For religious Orthodox Jews in Unger’s community, this meant two things: marriage to a woman, and having children. So Unger called JONAH.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Lawmaker wants to cut DEA's pot-killing budget

WASHINGTON –  A California lawmaker is pushing to get rid of the Drug Enforcement Administration's pot eradication program, arguing it's fiscally irresponsible to spend millions burning up marijuana plants at a time when several states are legalizing the drug. 

June 25, 2015 In The News

Elected office and military service have always been closely linked in American politics. But increasingly, when issues like sending troops to Syria or making deals with Iran come to the floor in Congress, they’re decided by a majority of members who have never served themselves.

May 19, 2015 In The News

Today, Congressman Lieu discussed the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, the first federal bill to stop conversion therapy, on KNX 1070 News Radio in Los Angeles. Click here to listen to the interview. 

May 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a federal bill to ban commercial efforts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity — often called conversion therapy.

March 6, 2015 In The News

The auditorium at Torrance City Hall was nearly full Thursday night as several state senators heard testimony related to a Feb. 18 explosion at a nearby oil refinery.

March 6, 2015 In The News

Well before the recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai hospitals, federal health officials had labeled deadly CRE bacteria an urgent threat.

Yet there are still no national reporting requirements for the antibiotic-resistant superbug, and only 20 states have imposed any rules. California is not among them.

March 5, 2015 In The News

Do Californians have the right to “instruct” their elected representatives through the ballot?