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April 26, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Chu (CA-32) announced that an additional $88 million has been secured by the full House Appropriations Committee above the funding levels requested by President Obama for the Mars program. Rep. Chu fought against deep cuts proposed in the budget, sending letters and testifying before the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee to fight for restoration of this critical funding. After the full Appropriations Committee approved the funding, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
April 17, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Ending Racial Profiling in America.” Below are Congresswoman Chu’s remarks from the hearing.
April 3, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the one year anniversary of Lance Corporal Harry Lew’s death from hazing, the chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) joined Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) in sending a letter to the House Armed Services Committee calling for action to prevent hazing. As the Committee drafts the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, the chairs call for the legislation to make hazing a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, implement a GAO study on each service’s hazing training and prevention policies and develop of a national hazing database to track hazing incidents and report annually to Congress. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), CAPAC Chair, released the following statement:
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April 3, 2012 Press Release
EL MONTE – Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, issued the following statement today in response to the March 24 shooting death of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade by police officers in Pasadena:
March 30, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Judy Chu (CA-32) co-sponsored legislation yesterday to protect veterans’ rights to obtain mental healthcare treatment and services. The just introduced Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would eliminate a five year limit to seek mental health treatment, allowing current and previous generations of veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses, regardless of when their conditions manifested themselves. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement about the bill:
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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.

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