Ted (Ted) Lieu (D-36)

US Representative Ted Lieu

Ted (Ted) Lieu (D-36)
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Capitol: 202.225.3976
FAX: 202.225.4099
District: 323.651.1040
Room 2454 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0536
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Residence:Torrance, CA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Songwriters Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberCongressional STARBASE Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Census Caucus
Co-ChairCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Space Force Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Wales Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Battery Storage Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Basic Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sharing Economy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Toy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus
FC MemberSpace Power Caucus
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hidden Heroes Caucus for Military and Veteran Caregivers
Co-ChairReality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberRecording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
WhipCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
FC MemberCongressional Trademark Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (CDSC)
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberCannabis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberElectrification Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dad's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Renters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus


Ted W. Lieu represents California's 36th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his fifth term in Congress and sits on the House Judiciary Committee; Foreign Affairs Committee; and Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, making him the highest ranking Asian American to have ever served in House Leadership. Ted is a veteran, having served on active duty and then in the Reserves for the Air Force. He retired in 2021 with the rank of Colonel. Prior to becoming Vice Chair, Ted served as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee in the 116th and 117th Congresses. In that role, Ted helped to shape messaging around key Democratic priorities. In his first term in Congress, Ted was elected Freshman Class President by his colleagues. As a legislator, Ted has established himself as a leader on artificial intelligence; the environment; cybersecurity; civil liberties; foreign affairs and veterans. He is also an outspoken proponent of more effective government oversight and adherence to the rule of law. Following the Jan. 6 insurrection, Ted co-authored the Article of Impeachment advanced by the House and subsequently served as an Impeachment Manager for the second Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. In addition to government reforms, Congressman Lieu is a champion of measures to reduce the harms of 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. Ted is also a founder and co-Chair of the California Coastal Caucus, which advocates for issues that impact California's coastal communities. As one of four Members of Congress with a computer science degree, Ted is frequently sought out for his insights on technology and innovation matters including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and innovation as well as the creative economy. He has introduced legislation to improve cyber security in consumer products; create a national AI Commission; prioritize consumer safety in technologically-advanced cars; and ensure law enforcement and tech companies protect consumer privacy. Ted has been a leader in Congress against ethnic and racial profiling, including discrimination against the LGBTQ community and hate toward the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. He serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Caucus. Prior to being elected to Congress in 2014, Ted served as a California State Senator from 2011 to 2014, and before that, as a State Assemblyman from 2005 to 2010. Ted's legislative accomplishments included 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. Settling in Cleveland, Ohio, Ted's parents sold gifts and jewelry at flea markets to make ends meet. They were eventually able to operate six gift stores, where Ted and his younger brother worked as teenagers. 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 joined the Air Force Reserve before retiring from the Air Force in 2021. Ted received numerous medals for his outstanding military service, including the Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal and multiple Meritorious Service Medals. Ted's wife, Betty, is a member of the Torrance Board of Education; a member of California's Commission on Special Education; and a former California Deputy Attorney General. They live in Torrance and have two sons, Brennan and Austin.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Betty   DOB: 3/29/1969
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