July 16, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO), who introduced H.R. 1845, the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act, issued statements in support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance on the Title IX rights of students who are pregnant and parenting students. H.R. 1845, the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act, would help states and local school districts support pregnant and parenting youth who face unique challenges by providing academic services like parenting and life skill classes while offering incentives for schools to modify policies that remove barriers for pregnant and parenting students to continue their education.
July 1, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, interest rates on Stafford student loans doubled, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress first lowered the government-backed rates to 3.4 percent in 2007, helping countless young Americans earn their degrees. When that rate was set to expire on July 1, 2012, public pressure led to a one year extension, which came to its statutory end today.
June 27, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform proposal by an overwhelming margin of 68 to 32. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:
June 26, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional by violating an individual’s due process and equal protection rights. The Court’s decision to vacate the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on Proposition 8, while not a definitive outcome, will still allow same-sex marriage to continue in the State of California. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:
June 19, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced legislation to help revitalize the San Gabriel Watershed and transform the river into a valuable asset for the urban communities that have grown around it. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
June 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Adam Schiff (CA-28), held a press conference urging Congress to act before student loan rates double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1st.
June 5, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Blake Farenthold (TX-27) sent a bi-partisan letter to the Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez urging the FTC to examine the practices of patent assertion entities that wrongfully target end users. End users are consumers and businesses who use off-the-shelf products for their intended use.
May 22, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a vote last night in which the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a comprehensive immigration reform package by a vote of 13 to 5, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:
May 22, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Judy Chu cosponsored H. Res. 227 that urges President Obama to work towards stable and durable Armenian-Turkish relations based on the Republic of Turkey’s full acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and its ongoing consequences. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
May 21, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in its first official actions since being formed by Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and David Valadao (CA-21) last month, the American Sikh Congressional Caucus sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice calling for the inclusion of an anti-Sikh hate crime category on the Hate Crime Incident Report (Form I-699). The letter, which was signed by 23 Members of Congress, follows a prolonged string of attacks against the Sikh community, including the shooting at a Gurdwara last August that claimed six innocent lives, and the brutal beating of an elderly Sikh man in Fresno, California earlier this month with a steel pipe. The caucus Co-Chairs released the following statements: