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Rep. Ted Lieu

Representative for California’s 33rd District

pronounced ted // loo

Lieu is the representative for California’s 33rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Lieu is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Lieu.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lieu is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lieu has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Ted Lieu sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lieu was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lieu sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Commerce (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Energy (5%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lieu’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lieu voted Aye

Passed 250/169 on May 22, 2018.

S. 204 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision ...

Lieu voted Yea

Lieu voted Yea

Passed 267/144 on Jun 15, 2017.

H.R. 2581 amends section 214 of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives on May ...

Lieu voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Lieu voted Yea

Passed 249/176 on Jul 13, 2016.

Lieu voted No

Lieu voted Aye

Lieu voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Lieu voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Lieu voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jul 2019, Lieu missed 241 of 3,017 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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