Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding his appointment as an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus in the 115th Congress. In the 114th Congress, Mr. Lieu served as the President of the Freshman Class of Democrats.
Upon his appointment, Mr. Lieu made the following statement:
“I am truly honored by the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Whip for House Democrats.  I look forward to working with Whip Hoyer, Leader Pelosi and my fellow House Democrats to push back against any and all attempts by House Republicans to enact special-interest-driven plans to repeal Obamacare, slash Social Security and Medicare, gut environmental regulations, and undermine our civil liberties.”
“My fellow Democrats and I will be working on innovative policy solutions that protect and expand the wellness, economic prosperity, and freedom of each and every member of the American Family.”
Upon Mr. Lieu’s appointment, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement:
“I’m pleased to welcome Rep. Ted Lieu to my whip team for the 115thCongress.  Since coming to Washington, he’s worked hard to represent the people of California’s 33rd District by standing up for the core Democratic principles of equal justice, equal opportunity, and a more accountable and transparent government.  As a veteran, he’s worked to make our nation safer and meet America’s commitment to those who wore the uniform of our country.  I look forward to working with him in our whip operation to advance House Democrats’ agenda of expanding jobs and opportunity and meeting our national security challenges.”

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