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March 23, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House Small Business committee passed the Building Better Partnerships Act of 2012 (H.R. 3985). Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) introduced this bipartisan bill with Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) to help small businesses more easily join mentor-protégé programs that lead to federal contracts. Following the bill’s passage, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
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March 22, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) joined the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel for a hearing entitled “Hazing in the Military.” The hearing was a direct result of Congresswoman Chu’s year-long campaign to hold the military accountable after her nephew, Lance Corporal Harry Lew, was killed in a hazing-related incident in Afghanistan last April.
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March 6, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) joined the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), and Senator Ben Cardin (MD) in hosting a forum to address hazing in the military and receive a status update on the implementation of diversity recommendations provided by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission in March of 2011. Following the briefing, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
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March 1, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On February 23, Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke bravely testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee about the importance of access to contraception for all women. To discredit her testimony, right wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut”. In response to his vile attacks, Congresswoman Chu will be sending a letter of outrage to Speaker Boehner and released the following statement:
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March 1, 2012 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Chu, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), joined advocates in New York, Washington, D.C. and Southern California in calling on Edward DeMarco, the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to write down principal amounts for struggling homeowners.
February 16, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Chu opposed the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541), or PRENDA during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the bill and offered two amendments to highlight the hypocritical stance of the bill’s proponents.
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February 14, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Chu joined public and private sector leaders from across the country to welcome Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at a luncheon held by the Department of State. Speakers at the event, including Vice President Biden and Vice President Xi, directly addressed topics such as currency manipulation, trade deficits and human rights.
February 10, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the second marine of three being held in the Lance Cpl. Harry Lew military hazing case was found innocent of all charges. The not guilty verdict for Sgt. Benjamin Johns comes just weeks after Lance Cpl. Jacob Jacoby received minimal sentencing in the same case, leaving family members of the victim – including Congresswoman Chu (CA-32), who was Harry’s aunt – to question the Marine Corps’ commitment to delivering justice. Following the verdict, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
February 7, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down California’s Proposition 8 and ruled it unconstitutional. The proposition, which bans same sex marriages within the state, was enacted into law in 2008. A three-person panel ruled 2-1 to affirm the trial court’s finding that Proposition 8 violates the civil rights of gays and lesbians. In response to the court’s holding, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) issued the following statement:
February 6, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month to 8.3 percent, the lowest it has been in three years. The U.S. economy grew by 243,000 jobs last month, including 50,000 jobs in manufacturing, 44,000 jobs in leisure and hospitality, and another 30,000 jobs in the healthcare industry. Following the very welcome news, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement:

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