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Congressman Waxman, State Senator Lieu and State Senator-Elect Ben Allen Release Statement on UCLA Student Government Endorsement of Divestment Policy

November 21, 2014

In response to the UCLA student government passing a non-binding resolution calling for divestment of school funds from American companies with a presence in the West Bank or whose products are used by the Israeli military, Rep. Henry Waxman, State Sen. Ted Lieu, and State Sen.-elect Ben Allen issued the following statement:
We are deeply disappointed by the UCLA student government’s passage of a resolution in favor of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Sen. Lieu to dedicate portion of Pacific Coast Highway in memory of the late Honorable Jenny Oropeza

November 19, 2014

Dedication ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 24, in Wilmington

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, announced today the dedication ceremony of the Honorable Jenny Oropeza Memorial Overcrossing. 

Sen. Ted Lieu condemns terrorist attack on Jerusalem synagogue

November 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today released the following statement on the recent terrorist attacks at the Kehilat Yaakov Synagogue in Jerusalem:

“I condemn the tragic murders of Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Rabbi Calman Levine, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky by two Palestinian terrorists attacking innocent civilians as they prayed in a Synagogue in western Jerusalem.

“Three of the four victims were American citizens and eight others were wounded, including two policemen acting in the line of duty.

Sierra Club California gives Sen. Ted Lieu a perfect 100-percent score on his environmental votes in 2014

October 16, 2014

West L.A. County senator earns ranking based on key environmental votes

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Lieu of Redondo Beach has been given a 100-percent score by Sierra Club California based on his votes on 11 key bills of interest to the environmental protection group during the recently completed 2014 session of the Legislature.

Sen. Ted Lieu bills to protect kids from sex trafficking, ensure privacy from NSA and prevent wrongful convictions become law

October 01, 2014
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Governor, lawmakers endorse more than a dozen Lieu-backed measures

SACRAMENTO – Protecting children from sex trafficking, improving privacy from illegal federal snooping and helping exonerate the wrongfully convicted are among the 2014 proposals by Sen. Ted Lieu that Gov. Brown signed into law by Tuesday’s deadline.

Below, in bill-number order, are some of the bills that Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, pushed through this year and will take effect Jan. 1, 2015: 

Gov. Brown OKs Ted Lieu bill prohibiting California from cooperating in mass spying

September 30, 2014
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Bipartisan measure a response to illegal snooping by feds

SACRAMENTO – In response to repeated federal admissions of widespread, warrantless spying on innocent American citizens, Gov. Brown today signed into law bipartisan legislation to ban the state from helping the federal government spy on Californians.  

Gov. Brown signs into law bipartisan effort to combat child-sex trafficking

September 28, 2014

Public safety measure sponsored by Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a bipartisan plan by Sen. Ted Lieu to strengthen penalties imposed on buyers and sellers of minors for sex.

Gov. Brown signs Innocence Project-backed plan to expand DNA testing

September 25, 2014

Sen. Ted Lieu law will make it easier for wrongfully convicted prisoners to obtain testing

SACRAMENTO – Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, wrongfully convicted prisoners will have have improved access to scientific testing of evidence under a Sen. Ted Lieu bill signed into law today by Gov. Brown.

Gov. Brown signs renewed film/TV tax credit bill co-authored by Sen. Ted Lieu

September 18, 2014
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Measure expands incentives to help California production

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, principal co-author of a bill to expand tax credits to help California’s renowned film and TV industries remain competitive, today released the following statement after Gov. Brown signed the measure into law.

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Sen. Ted Lieu bills to improve public safety, protect privacy, create film/TV industry jobs await gubernatorial action

September 17, 2014
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Lawmakers endorse nearly two dozen Ted Lieu-backed measures

SACRAMENTO – Protecting children from sex trafficking, improved privacy from illegal federal snooping and creating more well-paying jobs that tap into California’s trademark cornerstones of creativity are among the proposals by Sen. Ted Lieu that await action on Gov. Brown’s desk.   

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