Judy In The News

Jan 5, 2016 | Pasadena Star News

Obama bypasses Congress to tighten gun laws; Reaction mixed from So Cal leaders

“After the tragic shooting in San Bernardino — as with dozens and dozens of mass shooting that have come before — we cried out for action,” said U.S. Rep Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park. “Smart proposals like more background checks can reduce the likelihood of a future mass shooting and limits on magazines and assault weapons can save lives. Yet despite numerous opportunities, Republicans in Congress have refused to act. That inaction is dangerous and irresponsible. “

Jan 5, 2016 | NBC News

Asian-American Leaders Respond to Japan-South Korea Agreement Regarding 'Comfort Women'

"This is an historic apology for an historic wrong by Japan," Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), said in a statement. "By acknowledging both Japan's role and remorse, and by contributing to a fund for the survivors, Japan is setting an example for the world that such crimes cannot be forgotten, ignored, or repeated. "

Nov 20, 2015 | Latin Times

Latino Immigrant Groups Support Syrian Refugees At Pro-DAPA, DACA Rallies

“Well I just returned from Washington D.C. last night, and the last thing I did before I got on to the plane was to cast a vote against the bill that would block Syrian refugees," said Rep. Judy Chu, (CA-27) before being interrupted by applause. "It is wrong to stereotype and scapegoat immigrant and refugees."

Nov 19, 2015 | Vice

Why Does the FBI Keep Arresting Asian-American Scientists?

Later that day, Chu grilled the attorney general at a House Oversight Committee hearing, and demanded to know why the FBI kept going after Asian-American scientists. She asked for specific answers on the Xi and Chen cases. Chu had invited both scientists to attend the hearing, and they sat directly behind Lynch as she declined to offer up any details.

Nov 18, 2015 | LA Times

Backed by California Democrats, Chinese American scientists arrested on espionage charges demand answers

Flanked by two scientists who experienced this, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said at a news conference Tuesday the arrests appear to show a “practice and pattern of the federal government profiling Chinese American scientists as spies from China even when there is no credible evidence to support it.”

Nov 18, 2015 | LA Times

Mayor against Syrian refugees is denounced for noting WWII internment of Japanese Americans

“The fact that not one single case of espionage by a Japanese American was proven underscores how wrong Mayor Bowers is to positively cite this policy,” Chu said in a statement. “Instead of keeping us safe, Japanese internment compromised our principles and demonized an entire population of Americans. It is outrageous to let the same kind of xenophobia influence our policy today. If we do, we will only regret it again.”

Nov 17, 2015 | NBC News

Members of Congress to Meet With Attorney General Over Scientists' Espionage Charges

The meeting with Lynch was called by Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and will come one day after Chu questioned the attorney general at a House Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing, with Chen and Xi presen

Nov 16, 2015 | KPCC

Bill in Congress would force Medicare to cover acupuncture

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) has authored a bill that would would require Medicare to cover acupuncture services for all enrollees, regardless of their insurance plan

Nov 5, 2015 | Rafu Shimpo

16 Congress Members Ask AG to Postpone Keiro Sale

The effort was led by Judy Chu, representative of California’s 27th district, which includes Pasadena and Claremont. Chu is chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and ten of her letter’s 15 co-signers are also members of the caucus. The co-signers represent areas including Little Tokyo (Xavier Becerra), Gardena (Maxine Waters), and Silicon Valley (Mike Honda).

Nov 5, 2015 | Foreign Policy

Why Did One of America’s Most Controversial Immigration Detention Facilities Get Even Bigger?

“Enough is enough,” Chu said in an interview. “This report just documents what we thought was true, which is that they are negligent, and we have to stop the ability for private companies to profit off of detainees.”