Judy In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, echoed the disappointment, accusing Abe of ignoring "Japan’s responsibility for this particularly troubling and painful chapter."
Simply being born poor today determines much of your future, from your health to your earnings. Inequality starts young. Through no fault of their own and independent of any choices they make, those born poor do not live as long or earn as much on average. And children born to low income parents are now earning even less than the generations before them. For millions at the low end of the economic spectrum, the American Dream isn't just halted, it's moving in reverse.
“The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts and subcontracts to small businesses every year,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who initially proposed some of the subcontracting rule changes, said in a statement after the markup. “But without appropriate means of tracking awards, there is no accountability to ensure that we are succeeding at reaching our goal.”
"It's clear that there is religious profiling going on whereby certain people are stopped just because they are Sikh or just because they are Muslim," Chu told The Associated Press in an interview.
It has been clear from the very beginning, and the hearings where Congress debated the bill, the ACA was always intended to be a national law. It doesn't matter if the exchange was established by your state or by the federal government. What matters is that you are covered.
“This is especially troubling for the Asian community where we have already low participation rates,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park). She said many Asian immigrants distrust deferred action because they are wary of sharing personal information with the government and have doubts about whether the program will last.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), who has unsuccessfully sought to raise the cap and to expand U visas to include victims of labor exploitation, said her Republican colleagues did a disservice to "immigrants who bravely speak out."
Where you're from can determine a lot about you, like if you speak with an accent or say "pop" instead of "soda." But location should not dictate your rights. Our basic freedoms do not know state or city borders, and do not change as you move around the country. That is, unless you are a woman.
Speaking before the House vote, and calling the amendments "toxic" and "cruel," Congresswoman Judy Chu accused Republicans of playing games. "Republicans know this will not become law, so today's debate only serves to placate an extreme wing of their party while making millions of hardworking and aspiring Americans afraid and unsettled," said Chu. "Undocumented or not, immigrants are integrated into our communities, and pulling a thread once woven just weakens the fabric."
“This bill will finally put us on the offensive,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said in a conference call Wednesday announcing the bill.