Press Releases

Senate passes bill prohibiting cooperation in mass spying by feds

May 19, 2014

Bipartisan measure a response to NSA illegal electronic dragnets.

SACRAMENTO – In response to repeated federal admissions of widespread warrantless spying on innocent American citizens, the California Senate today passed bipartisan legislation that would ban the state from supporting or assisting the federal government in unconstitutional spying and data dragnets on Californian citizens and their information.

Sen. Lieu Statement on Proposal to Bring Back California’s Arts-in-Corrections Program

May 05, 2014

TORRANCE - Senator Ted Lieu, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, commended a proposed pilot program between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Arts Council to bring Arts-in-Corrections programs back into the state corrections system. 
 

Sen. Lieu statement on Toyota announcement

April 28, 2014

TORRANCE - Sen. Ted Lieu today released the following statement on Toyota’s announcement:

Sen. Lieu statement on Hermosa Oil Drilling Legislation

April 25, 2014

Legislative remedy would ease pressure to allow oil drilling

Bipartisan legislation to combat child-sex trafficking clears key Senate Committee

April 22, 2014

Legislative remedy sponsored by L.A. County and California Against Slavery

SACRAMENTO –  A bipartisan measure by Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Redondo Beach) to crack down on people who buy, sell and exploit young children for sex today passed the Senate Committee on Public Safety.  SB 1388 passed the Committee on a vote of 7 to 0.  The bill is joint authored with Senator Jerry Hill and Senator Holly Mitchell.  Republican Senate Leader Bob Huff is a principal coauthor of the bill.

Sen. Lieu holds oversight hearing for top-to-bottom review of for-profit colleges

April 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, convened a joint oversight hearing this morning to examine private colleges and universities offering degrees and training in California.

Sen. Lieu announces top-to-bottom review of regulations overseeing for-profit colleges

April 18, 2014

Hearing will be held Monday, April 21, in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, announced today there will be a joint-house hearing Monday to examine oversight of private colleges and universities offering degrees and training in California. 

132 California arts organizations receive competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

April 16, 2014

GUEST PRESS RELEASE
Nearly $5 million awarded to support the arts across California, including groups in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO - The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that one hundred and thirty-two grants, totaling $4,848,900, will be awarded to California arts organizations and agencies, including groups in the district represented by Sen. Ted Lieu, chair of the Joint Committee on Arts.

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