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September 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Contradicting years of federal policy, a proposed rule expected to be introduced by the Department of Homeland Security would make it difficult for many immigrants to come to the U.S. or receive green cards if they are considered likely to use benefits such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others.

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September 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Friday, a federal judge ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed for a lawsuit about how a question on citizenship was added to the 2020 Census. In March, at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Sec. Ross testified in response to a question from Rep. Chu that the Department of Justice “initiated” the request to add the question.

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September 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Today, the Trump Administration announced that it would be promulgating regulations to terminate the Flores Settlement, the agreement that ensures that the welfare of children is prioritized when they are in the custody of the federal government.

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August 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump Administration announced plans to roll back federal clean car standards and revoke California’s ability set its own emissions standards, an authority codified by the Clean Air Act. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and 12 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Acting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner David Kautter urging the IRS to give individuals and small businesses the same leniency, grace periods, and penalty waivers given to multinational corporations as the recently passed tax law is implemented.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Saturday, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Raul Ruiz (CA-36) visited the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services Facility, an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded facility in Los Angeles County, which houses immigrant children who have been separated from their parents. Rep.

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July 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) helped to launch the Medicare for All Congressional Caucus as a founding member. Rep. Chu has cosponsored H.R. 676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act, in each Congress she has served. As an advocate for creating a universal health care system, Rep. Chu released the following statement:

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July 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted on H. Res 990, a non-binding and politically-driven resolution concerning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), did not vote in favor and issued the following statement:

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July 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Monday, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) visited an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded facility in Rep. Roybal-Allard’s congressional district.

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July 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court:

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