WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2015) — U.S. Rep. Ted W. Lieu (CA-33) issued the following statement on his appointment to the Congressional-Executive Commission to China (CECC). Congress created the CECC in 2000 to monitor China’s compliance with international human rights standards, to encourage the development of the rule of law in the PRC, and to establish and maintain a list of victims of human rights abuses in China.
The Commission comprises nine Senators, nine members of the House of Representatives and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.
“I am honored to be appointed by Leader Nancy Pelosi to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. I look forward to working with Representatives, Senators and Administration officials on this bipartisan, bicameral Commission.
As the U.S. seeks to pivot to Asia, one of America’s most important relationships across the Pacific Ocean is China, the world’s most-populous country and second-largest economy. It is imperative that the U.S. conducts its relationship with China in a thoughtful manner that takes into account our economic interests, security interests, environmental interests, and our values. The Commission conducts public hearings and administers reports on China.
As an immigrant in the Asian Pacific American community and having served for 19 years as an officer in the Air Force and the Reserves, I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the Commission at a crucial time in U.S.-China relations.”
Leader Pelosi’s appointment letter to Congressman Lieu can be found here.
Congressman Lieu serves on the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform. He is also the Democratic Freshman Class President and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.