Experience: House: District 33, 2015-Present
Home State: California
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,560,992Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Ted W. Lieu
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Betty; 2 Children: Brennan, Austin
    Birth Date: 03/29/1969
    Birth Place: Taipei, Taiwan
    Home City: Torrance, CA
    Religion: Catholic


    JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
    BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1991
    BS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1991

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 33, 2014-present
    Former Member, Torrance City Council
    Senator, California State Senate, 2011-2014
    Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 2005-2010
    Candidate, California State Attorney General, 2010
    Won Special Election, California State Assembly District 53, September 13, 2005

Current Legislative Committees

    Subcommittee on Information Technology, Member
    Subcommittee on National Security, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, present
    Member, Congressional Air Force Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Arts Caucuses, present
    Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, present
    Member, Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things, present
    Member, Congressional Coastal Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Friends of Wales Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Internet Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Organic Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Ports Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus, present
    Member, Congressional Task Force on Seniors, present
    Member, Congressional Toy Caucus, present
    President, Freshman Democratic Class, present
    Member, Medical Technology Caucus, present
    Member, National Parks Caucus, present
    Member, Quiet Skies Caucus, present
    Member, Safe Climate Caucus, present
    Member, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, present
    Member, U.S.- China Working Group, present
    Former Member, Appropriations Committee, California State Senate
    Former Member, Elections and Constitutional Committee, California State Senate
    Former Member, Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission, Torrance City Council
    Former Member, Rampart Independent Review Panel

Professional Experience

    Officer, United States Air Force Reserves, 2000-present
    Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force Reserves, present
    Former Editor-in-Chief, Georgetown University Law Review
    Former Attorney, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force
    Former Attorney, Munger, Tolles & Olson
    Former Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    Attorney, UBS, 2003-2005
    Attorney, Munger, Tolles & Olson, 2000-2003
    Officer, United States Air Force, 1995-1999

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Friends of Torrance Library, present
    Member, Reserve Office Association, present
    Member, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, present
    Member, Torrance Historical Society, present
    Board Member, Torrance/South Bay Young Men's Christian Association, present
    Member, Friends of Madrona Marsh
    Member, Heal the Bay
    Board Member, Switzer Center School and Clinical Services

Additional Information


    One of the 12 top lawmakers in the nation 'worth watching' (2010, 2011) - Governing Magazine
    Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal
    Four American Jurisprudence Awards
    Two Meritorious Service Medals
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

No Opinion
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

No Opinion
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

No Opinion
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 29
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
05/18/2017 H.Res.218 Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation. 05/18/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.  (All Actions)
05/17/2017 H.R.2481 To establish the Vulnerability Equities Review Board, and for other purposes. 05/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
05/16/2017 H.R.2463 Shark Sales Elimination Act of 2017 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.  (All Actions)
05/11/2017 H.R.2414 SWAMP Act of 2017 05/11/2017 Referred to House Judiciary  (All Actions)
04/28/2017 H.R.2119 Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 04/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.  (All Actions)
04/06/2017 H.Res.263 Expressing support for the designation of May 4, 2017, as a "National Day of Reason" and recognizing the importance of reason in the betterment of humanity. 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
03/17/2017 H.R.1437 No Money Bail Act of 2017 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.872 DEVICE Act of 2017 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/24/2017 H.R.669 Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 01/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
10/06/2016 H.R.6107 Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act of 2016 10/06/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.  (All Actions)
09/27/2016 H.R.6179 Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2016 09/27/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
09/20/2016 H.J.Res.98 Relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment. 09/20/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
09/07/2016 H.Res.792 Reaffirming the United States commitment to the protection of refugees and displaced persons. 09/07/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.  (All Actions)
07/11/2016 H.Con.Res.143 Expressing the sense of Congress relating to the disapproval of certain activities of certain companies, trade associations, foundations, and organizations. 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  (All Actions)
05/17/2016 H.R.3484 Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act of 2016 05/17/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 442.  (All Actions)
04/22/2016 H.R.4966 Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act 04/22/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/22/2016 H.R.4965 Disclosure; and Encouragement of Verification, Innovation, Cleaning, and Efficiency Act of 2016 04/22/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/20/2016 H.J.Res.90 To provide limitations on the transfer of certain United States munitions from the United States to Saudi Arabia. 04/20/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
03/29/2016 H.R.4871 Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act 03/29/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.  (All Actions)
02/29/2016 H.R.4611 No Money Bail Act of 2016 02/29/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  (All Actions)
Total: 784
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/14/2017 H.R.381 To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as "Sky Point".
06/13/2017 H.Res.383 To express support for recognition of June 2017 as National Orca Protection Month.
06/13/2017 H.R.627 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017
06/12/2017 H.R.2884 COVFEFE Act of 2017
06/12/2017 H.Res.380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
06/08/2017 H.R.2854 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to permit an individual who is subject to a requirement to present identification as a condition of voting in an election for Federal office to meet such requirement by presenting a sworn written statement attesting to the individual's identification, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2840 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes.
06/08/2017 H.R.2827 To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/19/2017 H.Res.347 Expressing support for designation of May 2017 as "National Brain Tumor Awareness Month".
05/18/2017 H.R.2519 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
05/18/2017 H.Res.338 Recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
05/18/2017 H.Res.311 Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
05/18/2017 H.R.2227 MGT Act
05/18/2017 H.Res.256 Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.172 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the Russian Federation, its officials, security services, and any person or entity within the Russian Federation or associated with the Russian Government, should not interfere, seek to influence, or engage in coercion designed to create an outcome in foreign elections.
05/18/2017 H.R.672 Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
05/17/2017 H.R.2498 To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit discrimination on account of sexual orientation or gender identity when extending credit.
05/17/2017 H.R.2475 To provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.
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