US House, CA-36

Ted Lieu


  • Introduced the Climate Solutions Act, a bold, progressive plan to cut carbon pollution and invest in America’s renewable energy industry
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, the Climate Change and National Security Task Force, and the Safe Climate Caucus
  • Member of House AAPI Caucus 
  • Holding this seat in California will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Ted Lieu is running for a sixth term to represent California’s 36th Congressional District. Lieu previously served in the state Assembly and Senate, where he co-authored California’s landmark climate change bill. Throughout his career, Lieu has been a staunch advocate for protecting the environment and fighting climate change, and has emerged as a leading voice for climate action in Congress.  He has been vocal in his support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Lieu led efforts in asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether Exxon-Mobil willfully spread misinformation about climate change, and is a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. 

Lieu is the sponsor of the Climate Solutions Act, one of the most aggressive bills to tackle climate change at the national level. This legislation establishes a National Renewable Energy Standard to drive us towards 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, reduce energy usage and save consumers money. He also cosponsored various bills to fight climate change including the

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. He also supports initiatives to support the electric vehicle (EV) industry, including the $5 billion provided to states through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to deploy EV charging stations nationwide. As a consistent voice for fighting climate change, Lieu strongly supported the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest action Congress has ever taken on climate. This historic new law creates $396 billion in clean energy incentives. 

In Congress, Lieu will continue to fight for action on climate change and limiting carbon pollution. Representative Lieu has earned a 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Lieu is endorsed by NRDC Action Fund. 

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