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Sen. Ted Lieu commends U.S. surgeon general for today's warning against tanning beds

July 29, 2014

Surgeon General announcements follows FDA restrictrions

SACRAMENTO -  Sen. Ted Lieu, author of California’s first-in-the-nation ban on children under 18 from using tanning beds, hailed today’s warnings from the U.S. Surgeon General for people of all ages to avoid using ultraviolet-emitting tanning beds.

Sen. Ted Lieu praises Gov. Brown for allowing voters an opportunity to send a message on corporate influence in elections

July 16, 2014
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Measure will be on November 2014 ballot
SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Lieu today praised California Gov. Brown for allowing Lieu’s measure to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.  Senate Bill 1272 would give voters the right to declare independence from the growing influence of money in politics.

Sen. Ted Lieu calls on Hamas to halt rocket attacks on Israel

July 13, 2014
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Statement follows Israeli-American rally
LOS ANGELES – State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today called on Hamas to halt its rocket attacks on Israel.

Sen. Ted Lieu calls on Fox TV host Bob Beckel to resign after xenophobic slur

July 12, 2014

Statement follows racist statements televised live
LOS ANGELES – State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today called on Fox News Host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements the Fox TV host made about Chinese people:
“We should all be alarmed by the racist, xenophobic comments by Fox News Host Bob Beckel.  His comments have no place in America and this is at least the second time he has used racial slurs. He must resign immediately."

$1 million in California Arts Council Awards include nearly $300,000 for six Los Angeles-area groups

July 07, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu: Awards are aimed at transforming communities through the arts

SACRAMENTO – The California Arts Council will fund 24 community arts projects statewide, including six in Los Angeles County, through a new program called Creative California Communities, said Sen. Ted Lieu, chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts.

California Senate sends Gov. Brown bill seeking reversal of corporate influence on elections

July 03, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu bill would add measure to November ballot
SACRAMENTO – On the eve of the Fourth of July, the California Senate today sent to Gov. Brown a call for a November ballot measure that would allow voters to declare independence from the growing influence of money in politics.

Assembly policy panel OKs plan to help state respond to threat from Panama, other ports

June 24, 2014
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Measure by Sen. Ted Lieu would help promote California exports

SACRAMENTO – California jobs and its ports will be in a better position to retain their worldwide, competitive advantage for billions of dollars in goods under an export-promotion and financing plan that today passed its policy review on a bipartisan vote.

Sen. Ted Lieu measure brings in $1.5 million in grants to fight climate change, rising sea levels

June 23, 2014
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Deadline to apply for grants is Aug. 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – If your coastal community is serious about fighting climate change, a check of up to $500,000 could soon be on its way.

Thanks to a 2012 pro-environment law by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, funding is now available for local governments and private organizations with innovative ideas on how to improve California’s coastal areas and mitigate sea-level rise. 

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