Ted Lieu is a proven environmental leader. During his time in both chambers of the California State Legislature, he has been a major advocate for protecting our air, land, water, and climate. Lieu coauthored part of California’s landmark climate change bill, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32). He also authored legislation to provide funding for climate change adaptation and encourage state purchasing of fuel-efficient cars, and he has led efforts to clean up California’s waterways. Lieu is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has a lifetime score of 96% from the California League of Conservation Voters.
In Congress, Lieu will be a vocal leader on the environment. Lieu will make it a top priority to tackle climate change and will be a strong advocate for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. He will also work to expand the use of clean energy and protect the Clean Air Act.
Lieu fills the seat held by retiring Representative Henry Waxman, who has a lifetime score of 92% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013.
In his own words:
"Climate change is the single greatest threat to California, our nation's future and our environment. As a member of Congress, I will champion legislation to reduce carbon pollution in the U.S."