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January 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Donald Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, ending the pointless government shutdown which has forced 800,000 federal workers and millions of contractors to go without pay for over a month. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

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January 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Following pressure from Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), including introduced legislation and a July 2018 letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the IRS today announced that it would waive the penalty for under-withholding on taxes for certain individuals.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 116, the Investing in Main Street Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27).

January 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — This week, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and House Democrats voted to pass stand-alone funding bills that would reopen the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency and end the suffering of federal employees who today did not receive paychecks.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on the first day of the 116th Congress:

“The election in November that saw an historic majority of Americans elect Democrats by the widest majority since Watergate was a clear signal that the Trump status quo is unacceptable. And so today is the start of a new in Washington.

December 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday night, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a funding bill to keep the government open until February 8, 2019 that also included $5.7 billion  in new appropriations for President Trump’s border wall, something Senate leaders have said does not stand a chance of passing through their chamber. Rep.

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December 20, 2018 Press Release
The Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act follows visit inside the site on December 15 and key Trump policy reversal earlier this week.

Washington, DC — Following a Congressional trip to the southern border this weekend where they saw the child prison in Tornillo, Texas, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) have introduced the Shut Down Child Prison Camps  Act.

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December 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — With just days left before a government shutdown, Republican lawmakers continue to insist a border wall is necessary for national security, citing a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistic that “ten known terrorists a day” are identified or captured at the southern border.

December 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today and Saturday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) will be taking part in an oversight visit to immigrant detention facilities at the southern border. Rep. Chu will be joined on this delegation by Sens. Jeff Merkley (OR), Mazie Hirono (HI), and Tina Smith (MN). Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) will be joining on Saturday.

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December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Taxpayer Penalty Protection Act, a bill that would shield taxpayers from withholding penalties for the 2018 filing year should they find themselves to be under-withheld due to the rushed changes made in the Republican tax law.

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