Rep. Chu Calls on Huntington Hospital to Reinstate Nurses and Allow Unionization Following NLRB Decision
On January 29th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) agreed with Allysha Almada and Vicki Lin, two nurses who filed a complaint against their former employer, Huntington Hospital, claiming they were fired for their efforts to unionize. The decision by the NLRB means that Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena must now reach an agreement with the two nurses or the NLRB will file a formal complaint that could result in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
The U.S. Supreme Court today announced their decision to hear arguments in U.S. v. Texas, the case regarding the President’s executive actions to provide temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children and parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. Those actions, an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), were halted by a decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Small Business Committee Unanimously Adopts Rep. Chu Bill and Amendment to Ensure Equal Access to Federal Contracts
Today, the House Small Business Committee held a markup of H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Contractors Act of 2016. H.R. 4341, which passed the committee with bipartisan support, included language from legislation that Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Rep. Trent Kelly (MS-01) introduced last week. The Defending America’s Contractors Act reforms and strengthens rules in the Small Business Act that help small businesses and other disadvantaged firms compete in the federal contracting marketplace.
Tonight, President Barack Obama delivered his seventh and final State of the Union Address to Congress.
Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced today that Mr. Adnan Khan will be her guest at the 2016 State of the Union. Adnan Khan is the past president of the Council of Pakistan American Affairs (COPAA) and is a business leader in the San Gabriel Valley, owning several small businesses.
On December 23, 2015, the Washington Post announced that the Obama Administration planned to initiate a series of raids targeting hundreds of families for deportation. Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers commenced a series of raids in states including Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. As a result, 121 individuals – mainly women and children from Central America - were taken into custody. Advocacy groups claim that the immigrant families, many of whom are now being held in the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, Texas, were denied due process, including a lack of legal representation and adequate notice and time for their hearings.
Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Trent Kelly (MS-01) introduced the Transparency in Small Business Goaling Act. The bill will remove exclusions that allow for an over-inflation of small business participation in the federal marketplace.
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762, a Senate-passed reconciliation bill that repeals much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and prevents federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
After meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday, President Obama announced new executive actions to respond to the country’s gun violence incidents. The actions will increase background checks, reporting, state and federal cooperation, and mental health resources.
Rep. Chu Joins Democrats in Filing Bicameral Amicus Brief Standing Up for Women’s Access to Constitutionally Protected Health Care
Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Marc Veasey (D-TX) led a group of 155 Democrats and 2 Independents in filing an amicus brief in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which is currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States and represents the most comprehensive challenge to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Roe v. Wade in nearly a decade. In the brief, Democrats call on the justices to uphold Roe v. Wade and reject efforts to undermine a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own choices about her own body.