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December 13, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, for failing to extend unemployment insurance for long-term unemployed Americans. Earlier this week, Rep. Chu joined 165 other House Democrats in a letter calling on Speaker Boehner to keep the House in session until an extension can be passed. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
December 5, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the House floor, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to pass H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act of 2013. This legislation helps curb abusive litigation by patent assertion entities, more commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” These actors abuse the patent system by purchasing the rights to overly broad patents in order to threaten legitimate businesses and consumers with costly litigation. According to a Boston University study, lawsuits brought on by patent trolls cost the U.S. economy more than $29 billion annually.
December 3, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) was appointed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) to serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, a body responsible for reporting committee membership and chairmen recommendations to the full Democratic Caucus, and assisting with the implementation of the Democratic policy agenda and legislative priorities.
November 26, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the launch of FlyRights 2.0, a mobile application that enables travelers to report airport profiling and screening discrimination directly to the TSA:
November 15, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, American Sikh Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) released the following statements on the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru:
November 14, 2013 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – joined by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Representatives Marcia Fudge (OH-11), and Lois Frankel (FL-22) – announced the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013.
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October 30, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the GI Bill educational benefits counseling process. The Veterans Education Counseling Act, which is co-sponsored by Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA) and Jeff Denham (R-CA), makes GI Bill benefits more transparent by directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to clearly differentiate between Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Chapter 36 Educational Counseling.
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October 24, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted in support of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports and waterways, and invests in projects tied to flood prevention, drinking water, dams and levees, and environmental restoration. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
October 16, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for compromise legislation to fund the federal government through January 15th and avert a default until February 7th. The Senate-brokered deal ends the 16-day federal government shutdown and allows the Treasury Department to continue paying the country’s bills. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
October 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) joined Congressional Democrats in signing a discharge petition to bring a clean spending bill up for a vote in the House of Representatives. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

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