REPS LIEU AND CALVERT LAUNCH CALIFORNIA AEROSPACE CAUCUS
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) announced the creation of the California Aerospace Caucus. The Caucus will provide educational opportunities and information on matters affecting the aerospace industry and the implications for California’s economy. The caucus will promote outreach to the aerospace community, local stakeholders and constituents and work on legislative actions that support California’s aerospace industry and workers.
“I’m delighted to launch the California Aerospace Caucus with Rep. Calvert," Rep. Lieu said. "Our state is light years ahead when it comes to aerospace technology—making our country safer and our technology more innovative. California’s aerospace pioneers are bettering our understanding of the world and beyond, and helping our national security. I’m thrilled to be in the same orbit as so many smart folks working in aerospace and I look forward to joining my California colleagues to support our aerospace industry and workers.”
“California has a proud tradition of making invaluable contributions to the success of the American aerospace industry,” Rep. Calvert said. “Supporting our aerospace innovators and manufacturers in California has and should always be a bipartisan effort. That’s why I’m pleased to join with my California Aerospace Caucus co-chair Ted Lieu and fellow Caucus members to launch this new and exciting effort.”
"I commend the California Aerospace Caucus for taking up this cause - so profoundly important to our wellbeing and even to our very existence," said California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
The founding members of the California Aerospace Caucus are: Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Ken Calvert, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Rep. Juan Vargas, Rep. Norma Torres, Rep. Lou Correa, Rep. Nanette Barragan, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Steve Knight, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Rep. Susan Davis, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Tony Cardenas, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Rep. Brad Sherman, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. Salud Carbajal and Rep. Jimmy Gomez.
Congressman Lieu is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and House Judiciary Committees.
Mr. Lieu is also a Veteran, an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus, and a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.