Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman
Ted W. Lieu represents California’s 36th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his fifth term in Congress and currently sits on the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, making him the highest ranking Asian American to have ever served in House Leadership. Ted is a veteran, having served on active duty and then in the Reserve for the Air Force. He retired from the Reserve in 2021 with the rank of Colonel.
Prior to becoming Vice Chair, Ted served as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee in the 116th and 117th Congresses. In that role, Ted helped to shape messaging around key Democratic priorities including the American Rescue Plan, the Inflation Reduction Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Chips and Science Act, among other initiatives. In his first term in Congress, Ted was elected freshman representative by his colleagues.
Ted has been a leader in Congress against ethnic and racial profiling, including discrimination against the LGBT community and hate toward the Asian American community. He serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Caucus.