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July 24, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, just one and a half months before California’s AB 155 is set to take effect on September 15, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Marketplace Equity Act which would supersede the state-level initiative. AB 155 was passed to require large, out-of-state retailers, including, Amazon.com, to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases by California customers which would help fund California’s state government. The Marketplace Equity Act would enable all 50 states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, protecting funding for state governments and ensuring local businesses don’t operate at a competitive disadvantage by charging a sales tax. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), a cosponsor of the Marketplace Equity Act, released the following statement:
July 11, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) introduced the bipartisan Student Veterans Academic Counseling Enhancement Act of 2012 – the Student Veterans ACE Act – to support student veterans pursuing their college degree. Veterans face many challenges to their academic success, from struggling to readjust to civilian life, to navigating academic requirements, finding community among new peers, to properly budgeting their GI Bill benefits. The Student Veterans ACE Act will help ensure student veterans’ academic success by requiring the VA to provide regular, individualized, one-on-one educational counseling on an opt-out basis to all veterans using the GI Bill, regardless of where they go to school. The bill also requires the VA to track veteran graduation rates, for the first time, and helps protect veterans from predatory schools. Rep. Chu released the following statement as her legislation was introduced:
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July 3, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-32), Grace Napolitano (CA-38) and Adam Schiff (CA-29) held a press conference at Pasadena City Hall to urge U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to reconsider his decision to close Pasadena’s Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and the City of Industry P&DC. The three Congressional leaders were joined by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, local leaders of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), union representatives from American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the Letter Carriers Union, as well as postal employees and local business owners who will be adversely impacted by the closings. The three Congressional leaders released the following statements:
June 29, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Following a deal reached by Congressional leaders to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling, Congresswoman Judy Chu released the following statement
June 28, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Care Act is Constitutional, laying to rest months of national debate and uncertainty. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement in response:
June 25, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down three of four provisions included in Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law. In so doing, the Court reaffirmed that immigration enforcement is solely the responsibility of the Federal Government. However, the decision let stand a provision that will encourage racial profiling by Arizona law enforcement officials who can ask Arizona residents to provide documentation if they have a “reasonable suspicion” the individual is in the country illegally. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement in response:
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June 19, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), that formally expresses the regret of the House of Representatives for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other legislation that discriminated against people of Chinese origin in the United States. Congresswoman Chu’s bill, H. Res 683, is only the fourth resolution of regret in the past 25 years to be passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress. Following this historic vote, Rep. Chu released the following statement:
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June 12, 2012 Press Release
El Monte, CA – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) today thanked the Los Angeles City Council for approving a resolution that calls for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. The Council approved the resolution during its session on December 6, 2011.
June 11, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – A recent study by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation that was publicized by USA Today found that Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) was one of the most responsible Congressional leaders when it comes to spending taxpayer money. Rep. Chu ranked 6th out of the 53-member delegation from California, and 4th among her fellow Democrats.
June 1, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-32), Grace Napolitano (CA-38) and Adam Schiff (CA-29) urged U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to reconsider his decision to close Pasadena’s Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and the City of Industry P&DC. Donahoe announced new plans last week to consolidate the two facilities, jeopardizing the livelihoods of hundreds of local employees and threatening the timely delivery of mail throughout the entire region. According to the USPS plan, the Pasadena facility’s mail processing capacity will be dramatically reduced this summer through so-called “limited consolidation activity.” The three Congressional leaders sent a letter to the Postmaster General to express their strong opposition and released the following statements:

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