Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (VRAA). The VRAA is a response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder that required Congress to create an updated coverage formula for determining if the Federal government can intervene in a state’s election laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S.
Washington, DC — The House Natural Resources Committee today voted 20-13 in favor of H.R. 2215, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), H.R. 2215 would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend funding for all government agencies through December 20, 2019 and issued the following statement:
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Climate Resiliency Service Corps Act of 2019 to establish a new AmeriCorps program to promote community adaptation, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from the effects of climate change.
Washington, DC — Citing the potential impact on the economy and climate, members of the Southern California Congressional delegation sent a letter led by Rep.
Washington, DC — Today, the House passed H.Res. 660 to begin public hearings as the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry.
Washington, DC —On August 5, 2019, India imposed a media blackout leaving millions in Jammu and Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been held in “preventative detention” for over a month.
Washington, DC — This week, President Trump confirmed reports that he ordered Congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine be withheld, mere days before a phone conversation with the new President during which he admitted to bringing up an investigation into his political rivals.
WASHINGTON – Today, following the first congressional hearing on President Trump’s Muslim ban, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) urged Congress to take action on the NO BAN Act, legislation they introduced to immediately end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening again.
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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.