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The LGBT Equality Caucus is once again calling on U.S. House members to show solidarity with LGBT people by joining the organization — except this time there’s a price tag.
Democratic leaders in Congress haven’t been too receptive to President Barack Obama’s push for new trade deals — so he’s turning to a freshman.
On Tuesday, Obama sent a letter directly to Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), arguing that reaching new trade agreements is the only way to stop China from dominating the global markets and letting its lax standards run the world.
Click here to see Congressman Ted Lieu at hearing on Oversight and Government Reform, courtesy of Getty Images.
Seeking to build on the Obama Administration commitment to making the United States fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality both at home and abroad a foreign policy priority, U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA 47th District) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced the International Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 in both the House and Senate.
It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because there is no federal law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination, even though many states have their own policies that are more inclusive.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) recently met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs secretary Bob McDonald to talk about his concerns relating to veterans issues.
On the first day of the 114th Congress, the House of Representatives enacted a budgetary rule change that could radically alter our nation’s budgets.
South Bay Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, will be appointed to the House Budget Committee, which addresses Social Security and Medicare funding and other fiscal matters, his office announced.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will announce new committee assignments Friday for nearly three dozen Democrats.
The panel assignments will serve to put younger, more newly elected Democrats on 10 policy committees.