WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 4094, the Contract Accessibility Improvement Act, during the House Small Business Committee’s markup today. The amendment would raise the federal government’s goal of contracts awarded to women-owned small businesses from 5% to 6%. While the Republican-led legislation has received bi-partisan support, Rep. Chu’s amendment was defeated by a party-line vote. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, for failing to extend unemployment insurance for long-term unemployed Americans. Earlier this week, Rep. Chu joined 165 other House Democrats in a letter calling on Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session until an extension can be passed. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the House floor, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to pass H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act of 2013. This legislation helps curb abusive litigation by patent assertion entities, more commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” These actors abuse the patent system by purchasing the rights to overly broad patents in order to threaten legitimate businesses and consumers with costly litigation. According to a Boston University study, lawsuits brought on by patent trolls cost the U.S. economy more than $29 billion annually.
Rep. Chu Appointed to House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) was appointed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) to serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, a body responsible for reporting committee membership and chairmen recommendations to the full Democratic Caucus, and assisting with the implementation of the Democratic policy agenda and legislative priorities.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the launch of FlyRights 2.0, a mobile application that enables travelers to report airport profiling and screening discrimination directly to the TSA:
Washington, D.C. – Today, American Sikh Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) released the following statements on the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru:
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – joined by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Representatives Marcia Fudge (OH-11), and Lois Frankel (FL-22) – announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.