In Congress, I work to advance policies through my work with caucuses.
I currently chair two Congressional caucuses:
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. CAPAC is non-partisan and bi-cameral.
CAPAC was created with the purpose of ensuring that legsilation passed by the United States Congress, to the greatest extent possible, provides for the full participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and reflects the concerns and needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We work to educate other members of Congress about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, establish politcies on legislation and issues relating to persons of Asian and/or Pacific Islands ancestry who are citzens or nationals of, residents of, or immigrants to the United States, its territories and possesions, as well as work to protect and advance the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans.
The Creative Rights Caucus (CRC)
American innovation hinges on creativity -- it allows our kids to dream big and our artists to create works that inspire us all. The jobs that result are thanks entirely to our willingness to foster creative talent, and an environment where it can thrive.To ensure that creative works are a part of the legislative debate in Congress, I, along with Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC), the Chairman of the IP Subcommittee, launched the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus in 2013. This bipartisan caucus includes 54 members spanning both ends of the political spectrum.
We started this caucus because we see a need to advocate for the rights of individual creators. The caucus will strive to educate Members of Congress and the general public about the importance of preserving and protecting the rights of the creative community in our country. American creators of motion pictures, music, software, books, visual arts and others rely on Congress to protect their creative rights, human rights, First Amendment rights, and property rights. I pledge to drive home the critical message that creative rights matter.
In 2014, the Creative Rights Caucus hosted the first-ever “Beyond The Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill. Over 400 attendees, including Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, stars of the TNT/Warner Horizon Television series "Dallas", SAG-AFTRA actor RJ Mitte from AMC's "Breaking Bad", and 30 Members of Congress participated in the event. A speaking program and thirteen exhibit booths offered a behind-the-scenes look at our American film and television industry.
More on My Caucuses
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the month of May. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement:
Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017. The bill would change the selection process for the head of the Copyright Office to be a Presidential nominee confirmed by the Senate. Currently, the Register of Copyrights is appointed by the Librarian of Congress, since the Copyright Office is housed within the Library of Congress. Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to update and reinstate his travel ban on Muslim-majority countries after his first order was stopped by a federal court. His previous travel ban, issued on January 27, 2017, halted all refugee resettlement for 120 days, banned Syrian refugees indefinitely, and gave priority to Christians as a minority religion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, ten members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders submitted their resignations to President Trump. This move comes less than a month after the resignation of six other Commissioners, who resigned on January 20, 2017, despite having terms that do not officially end until September 30, 2017. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement:
Washington, DC.— Congressmembers Judy Chu (CA-27) and Tom Marino (PA-10) reintroduced the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act or the CODE Act. The CODE Act makes several improvements to the copyright office that reflect a consensus across various industries and public interest groups.
These improvements include:
Washington, DC – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement in commemoration of Fred Korematsu Day:
Washington, DC – Today, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is removing regulations pertaining to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration Systems (NSEERS) program, starting tomorrow. The NSEERS program was created after the September 11th attacks as a way to track travelers to and from specific countries.
Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Lamar Smith (TX-21) introduced the Fairness for American Small Creators Act, a bill to create a small claims system within the Copyright Office. The small claims system is intended to help individual artists and creators more easily pursue copyright infringement claims, many of which of are for $3,000 or less. Rep. Chu is the founder and co-chair of the Creative Rights Caucus and serves with Rep.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement condemning comments by supporters of President-elect Trump who cite Japanese American internment camps as a “precedent” for the creation of a Muslim registry:
Accomplishments During the 114th Congress (2014-2016)
Bringing more federal resources to the San Gabriel Valley is one of my top priorities. This is why I partner with federal agencies to ensure that we have access to federal programs and funding that could benefit our region. I am proud to have worked with these agencies and the President’s Administration on the following initiatives.