Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) announced on Jan. 9 that he would be appointed to the first of his two committees in the 114th Congress, the House Committee on the Budget. The Constitution gives budgetary power to the House of Representatives, and the Budget Committee is central to implementing that Constitutional charge. The Committee addresses issues on the nation’s spending and revenue levels, Social Security and Medicare funding, and infrastructure investment. The Committee is term limited; Members may only serve on the House Committee on the Budget for six years.
“I am pleased to welcome Congressman Lieu to the House Budget Committee,” said Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). “Ted will bring a broad array of legislative and budget experience to the Committee and provide an important voice as we debate the priorities for our nation.”
“I am thrilled to be appointed to such a crucial committee where I can put my prior budget and legislative experience to work to help all Americans,” Lieu said. “In California — the eighth largest economy in the world — we put our fiscal house in order by investing in core priorities instead of giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to set national budget policy that raises the wages of the middle class; protects Medicare and Social Security, and invests in infrastructure, education, and innovation.”
Prior to Congress, Lieu served nine years in the State Assembly and State Senate.
Lieu was recently elected as Democratic Freshman Class President.
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