Ted (Ted) W. Lieu (D-USH33)
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Capitol: 202.225.3976
FAX: 202.225.4099
District: 323.651.1040
District FAX: 323.655.0502
Room 403 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0533

Residence: Torrance, CA
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Betty   DOB: 3/29/1969
Committee Assignments
FC MemberFriends of Wales Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Toy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Battery Storage Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus
Co-ChairCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Basic Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STARBASE Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sharing Economy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
FC MemberSpace Power Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberRecording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
WhipCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Census Caucus
FC MemberCannabis Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Trademark Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Songwriters Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hidden Heroes Caucus for Military and Veteran Caregivers
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Tourette Syndrome
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles


Ted W. Lieu represents California's 33rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his third term in Congress and currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also elected by his Democratic Colleagues to serve as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Ted is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves, stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base. In Congress, Ted has established himself as a leader on the environment; cybersecurity; civil liberties; government ethics and veterans.

He has been an outspoken proponent for tackling climate change. The first bill Ted introduced after coming to Congress was the Climate Solutions Act, which aims to make California's ground-breaking renewable energy goals and climate emissions reduction targets a national model. In 2019, Ted introduced an even more aggressive version of the legislation in order to tackle society's most pressing issue. Rep. Lieu Official Headshot As one of only four computer science majors currently serving in Congress, Ted is frequently sought out for his insight on technology and innovation matters including cybersecurity, cloud computing and innovation as well as the sharing and creative economy. He has also introduced legislation to prioritize consumer safety in technologically-advanced cars as well as legislation that would ensure law enforcement and tech companies protect consumer privacy.

Ted has been a leader in Congress against ethnic and racial profiling, and discrimination against the LGBT community. He serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Caucus.

Ted was first elected in 2014, having taken over the seat of Henry Waxman, who retired after serving in Congress for 40 years. In 2015, Ted was elected president of the Democratic Freshman class by his colleagues. In his first term in Congress, seven pieces of legislation sponsored by Ted were signed into law. This includes bills to provide housing for homeless Veterans and retrofit vacant buildings at the West LA VA campus; combat foreign propaganda and misinformation; and require more stringent cleaning instructions for medical devices.

Prior to serving in Congress, Ted was elected to the California State Senate in 2011 and the State Assembly in 2005. Ted's legislative accomplishments include authoring landmark legislation regulating the subprime mortgage industry; a first-in-the-nation ban on gay conversion therapy for children; and a first-in-the-nation ban on the use of tanning beds for minors. Ted fought for California state tax reform that saved small businesses from millions in retroactive taxes, and tax incentives for film and TV production. Ted also co-authored California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act and co-authored the law banning state pension funds from investing in Iran's nuclear and energy industries.

Ted started his elected service as a Member of the Torrance City Council in 2002. Prior to serving on the Council, Ted was a Torrance Environmental Quality Commissioner. Looking for a better life and opportunity, Ted and his family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. His parents went to flea markets and sold gifts and jewelry to make ends meet. Ted's family went from being poor and not speaking English well to opening up a gift store where Ted and his brother would help out in the family business. After many years of perseverance his parents were eventually able to expand to six stores. With the support of hard-working parents and a country that provided limitless opportunity, Ted would go on to attend Stanford for his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and then Georgetown University, where he received his law degree magna cum laude after serving as Editor-in-Chief of the law review. Ted also received four American Jurisprudence Awards.

Recognizing the great opportunities America had given to his family, Ted wanted to serve his country to preserve the American Dream. He joined the United States Air Force, where he served in the JAG corps. After serving on active duty for four years, Ted wanted to continue to serve his country and joined the Reserves. Ted has received numerous medals for his outstanding military service, including the Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and multiple Meritorious Service Medals.

After serving active duty, Ted joined the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson as a litigator. In 2003, Ted joined the legal office at UBS Financial Services.

Ted's wife, Betty, is a Water Commissioner and a former California Deputy Attorney General. They live in Torrance with their two sons, Brennan and Austin.

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