WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the NO BAN Act, legislation introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) in April 2019 to repeal all versions of the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening in the future. Congresswoman Chu and Senator Coons issued the following statements:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6395, the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The NDAA authorizes $740.5 billion in defense spending at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
PASADENA, CA – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis:
“I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend John Lewis. He was a true leader in morality and justice, always pushing our nation to be better.
WASHINGTON, DC – In an immediate response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump administration’s controversial rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan, a group of federal lawmakers announced today they will be filing new legislation tomorrow to repeal the rules before they can take effe
WASHINGTON, DC — According to new data released by the US Treasury Department, over 22,400 businesses in California’s 27th Congressional District received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that invests in roads, bridges, schools, housing, broadband, and more.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
Pasadena, CA – Today, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s order to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was arbitrary and capricious and violated the law. The decision means that almost 700,000 DACA recipients will continue to have the ability to apply for work authorizations and live without fear of deportation.
Pasadena, CA – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) stands with House Democrats, who, led by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
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Last week, a student pulled a pistol from his backpack and opened fire at Saugus High School in nearby Santa Clarita. Immediately, students, many just 14 or 15 years old, knew what they had to do. Some filed out of school with hands on their heads.
This week, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus plan to send a letter to Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, asking for a briefing on the company's census plans, according to the press office of Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.
“I was shocked,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), who chairs the subcommittee, said of The Times’ findings. “I was very disturbed that contracts that were intended to go to underserved populations did not go to them in the case of $300 million worth. ...
“I would have assumed there would have been more checks and balances.”
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Jackie Kanchelian Speier (D-CA) arrived in Stepanakert for their first visit to the Republic of Artsakh, sending a powerful message to Azerbaijan’s Aliyev regime that threats to “blacklist” U.S.
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said racial profiling is getting worse. She said she is constantly fighting what she called anti-Chinese legislation, including a current effort to essentially prevent transit agencies from using public funds on rail cars or buses from companies owned, controlled or subsidized by the Chinese government.
“The drug companies spend more on advertising than they do on research and development, and they sell these drugs in other countries and still are able to make a profit,” Rep. Chu said. “Certainly, the research can continue.”
“I was completely dismayed by the lack of clarity on the waiver process,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.,) who introduced a bill this year to overturn the restrictions, said in an interview. “It seemed to me that these bureaucrats could give no clarity on how it is supposed to work and why it isn’t working.”
Tuesday’s hearing will highlight the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act ― also known as the No Ban Act ― a bill introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) earlier this year that would end the Muslim ban and restrict future presidents from enacting similar bans.
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, a California Democrat who called for a hearing slated for Friday on the issue, says the administration needs to reverse the decision entirely.
“There can be no other explanation for why you would target such a small and vulnerable community other than if your goal was to spread fear and hardship,” Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., said.
“This is all in character for an administration that is separating families and abusing children in prison camps at the border,” Chu added.