August 15, 2022

Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2016) — U.S. Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-33) representing Los Angeles County, issued the following statement in response to House passage of his amendment (Number 328) to the National Defense Authorization Act: To express a sense of Congress that it is the policy of the United States to support a denuclearized Korean peninsula.

“I am pleased that in contrast to the irresponsible, dangerous language of a presumptive nominee for President, the Republican majority in the House has joined with Democrats to unanimously pass my amendment asserting the official policy of the United States to support a denuclearized Korean peninsula.  We cannot allow the proliferation of nuclear weapons on the peninsula.  We must protect stability in the region by reducing nuclear activity—not increasing it.”

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