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July 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday, House Republicans ended the Congressional work period early, starting a seven week summer recess without passing legislation to address gun violence, the Zika virus, or the Flint water crisis. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

July 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC -  Yesterday, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Andre Carson (IN-07), and Keith Ellison (MN-05) hosted the second briefing in a series of discussions on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs entitled “Countering Violent Extremism: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions”.

July 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The final bill reflects report language from the Conference Committee consisting of Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate which met earlier this week to finalize legislation addressing the opioid epidemic.

July 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday night, a peaceful protest in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile turned deadly as five Dallas, TX police officers were killed and seven others wounded by at least one sniper. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

July 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday night, four-year-old Salvador Esparza was shot and killed outside of his home in Altadena, CA. Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who represents Altadena, spoke about Salvador on the House Floor and called for action on gun violence to prevent future deaths. Rep. Chu’s remarks are below:

June 30, 2016 Press Release

PASADENA, CA – On Wednesday night, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), hosted “SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough”, a discussion on the need for Congressional action on gun violence prevention legislation. This event was a part of the National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention that was organized by House Democrats.

June 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the Supreme Court released a 4-4 decision in U.S. v. Texas, the legal challenge to President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The tie ruling means that an earlier injunction by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is upheld. Rep.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) is taking part in an historic sit-in on the House floor organized by Rep. John Lewis (GA-08) to demand a vote on legislation that will keep those on the terrorist watch list from buying guns, expand our background check system for gun purchases, and require the U.S.

June 21, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to allow a vote on legislation that would prevent those on the No Fly list from being able to buy a gun before the House takes a week-long break on Friday. The bill, H.R. 1076, Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015, was introduced in December 2015 by Reps. Pete King (NY-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) and would allow the FBI and Attorney General to prevent suspected terrorists from buying lethal firearms and explosives. A similar bill in the Senate, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), earned a majority of votes on Monday night, but failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to defeat a filibuster. Past attempts by Democrats in the House to bring this legislation up for a vote have been defeated thirteen times by House Republicans. Rep. Chu introduced the following statement:
June 15, 2016 Press Release
Today marks the fourth anniversary of President Obama’s announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children to temporarily stay and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.


In The News

July 7, 2016 In The News

“I wanted to make sure people understood the wonderful tradition of heads covered, shoes off and sharing a meal,” California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu said on why she co-founded the American Sikh Congressional Caucus in 2013.

June 29, 2016 In The News

"It is very important that California apply for this historic grant from the U.S. Department of Education, given the large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in our state," Rep. Judy Chu, chair of CAPAC, told NBC News.

June 29, 2016 In The News

More than 200 people signed up to attend Monterey Park Rep. Judy Chu’s meeting at All Saints Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening to hear from people affected by gun violence, including Josh Stepakoff, who survived the 1999 shooting at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center, and his mother, Lauren Leib.


June 27, 2016 In The News

"This includes complaints of polling locations failing to provide translated ballots that especially hurt those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community — over a third of whom are limited English proficient," U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement.

June 24, 2016 In The News

Some AAPI elected officials also weighed in on the decision. U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement she was pleased the Supreme Court found no evidence that Asian-American applicants for the University of Texas at Austin experienced discrimination.

June 23, 2016 In The News

"As the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I am proud to join the Chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus in strong support of the 'Supplement Not Supplant' policy," Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) told NBC News. "It is time to stand up for students of color, and honor the civil rights legacy of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

June 23, 2016 In The News

Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.

June 22, 2016 In The News

Several members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) joined Rep. John Lewis' House sit-in on Wednesday, including Reps. Judy Chu, Mike Honda, and Mark Takano, and Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz. More than 40 CAPAC leadership, executive board, and associate members took part in the sit-in.


June 22, 2016 In The News

“We are fed up and we want to make sure that there is something done about the unprecedented levels of gun violence in this country,” Chu told Take Two. 


June 15, 2016 In The News

In their suits and pearls, members of Congress stood on the House floor and staged a public reading for a full hour Wednesday night. Their material was the viral letter penned by Anonymous, the woman who was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus last year.