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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Jobs and the Economy

Congressman Lieu holds an infrastructure investment and jobs creation press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the California Incline project in Santa Monica.


"Some of the most creative and innovative minds in the country call the 33rd District home.  One in six jobs in Los Angeles come from the creative and tech sectors. CA-33 is home to five colleges, including UCLA and USC’s Viterbi Information Technology Institute, plus leading biotech, tech, aerospace, financial services and media companies.  There is something the federal government can do that no private sector company can.  And that is to make continuing investments in basic research, such as at institutions like UCLA, with no expectation of any rate of return.  And eventually these investments pay off in dramatic ways for our economy.  The biotech industry largely started because the federal government kept funding research on recombinant DNA technology until the breakthroughs got to the point where the private sector was able to take the knowledge and run with it.  GPS was invented at Los Angeles Air Force Base and the Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded nonprofit, after years of research funding.  As a member of the House Budget Committee, I am going to do everything I can to increase funding for basic research across all of our scientific disciplines."


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December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the final version of the GOP tax bill.  

“This bill is a nightmare. This legislative process was a nightmare. The repercussions of this tax scam will be a nightmare.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D­ – Los Angeles County) introduced bipartisan legislation called the Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (FUTURE of AI) Act with Congressmen John Delaney (D–MD) and Pete Olson (R–TX) to create a federal advisory commission to study artificial intelligence issues. Comprised of members from federal agencies, industry, academia and labor organizations, the commission would advise the government on how to regulate and prepare for advancements in AI.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Mark Takano (D-CA) released a video called The Holidays with House Republicans, which demonstrates how the House GOP tax bill is a gift to corporations but not the ordinary person.

November 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after CIM Group announced it would end its contract with the Trump Organization. This decision comes after Rep. Lieu sent two letters, one of which was signed by 12 California Members of Congress, urging the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest its funds from CIM Fund III because it financed Trump SoHo.

November 19, 2017 In The News

The Republican tax reform push in Washington is setting off budgetary alarm bells in high-tax states like New York, California and New Jersey, in the latest political skirmish to pit national Republicans against Democratic state and big-city leaders.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2017                

September 1, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Labor Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, September 4, 2017.

August 8, 2017 In The News

Three Democratic representatives have introduced a bill intended to promote retraining of industrial workers to enable them to take cybersecurity jobs. The "New Collar Jobs Act" would include loan forgiveness for students, tax credits for employers and other perks.

July 25, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), Matt Cartwright (D | Pennsylvania), and Ann Kuster (D | New Hampshire) issued the following statements upon introduction of the “New Collar Jobs Act.” This legislation seeks to improve our economy and our security by re-educating industrial workers for high-demand jobs in cybersecurity.