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February 12, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement following the first State of the Union Address of President Obama’s second term:
February 1, 2013 Press Release
Pasadena, CA – With tax season rapidly approaching, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) held a press conference today announcing two free programs she will provide residents of the 27th Congressional District to help them navigate the tax process. Now in its fourth year with her office, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will provide free income tax preparation for taxpayers earning $51,000 or less. In addition, the Congresswoman’s office is running the IRS Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Program. Through FSA, qualified taxpayers earning $57,000 or less can prepare and file online their own state and federal tax returns for free.
January 29, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama outlined his priorities to create a common sense immigration process. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement in response:
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January 16, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, President Obama announced his plan to protect America’s children and communities by reducing gun violence. Following the plan’s unveiling, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), a member of the House Judiciary Committee with jurisdiction over our nation’s gun laws, released the following statement:
January 9, 2013 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement about the announcement that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will resign:
December 20, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives will vote to address military hazing as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) who first called attention to military hazing after the death of her nephew, leading to a Congressional hearing and her bill, the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act, released the following statement:
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October 23, 2012 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Chu sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging immediate action on bipartisan legislation making it easier for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduates to get a visa to live and work in the U.S. Tomorrow, Rep. Chu plans to make a special announcement regarding what she’s doing to push for STEM Visas. Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
October 2, 2012 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), along with several other Representatives, sent a letter to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense urging them to support a specific anti-hazing statute in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Over the last few years, several shocking cases of military hazing have occurred throughout the armed services. This includes the hazing of Army Private Danny Chen, who tragically died 1 year ago on October 3rd after enduring weeks of physical and verbal hazing. In April 2011, the Congresswoman’s nephew, Marine Lance Corporal Harry Lew, took his own life in a foxhole shortly after being hazed and abused for several hours. After sending the letter, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
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October 2, 2012 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) returned to Washington to object to inaction by Congressional Republicans, who have taken a 7 week vacation while neglecting the people’s work. Rep. Chu stood on the House floor to demand that Republicans return to Washington and come back into session. Despite the Republican Leadership turning off the microphones to block her from speaking, Congresswoman Chu spoke on the House floor in protest. She then joined a forum with Democratic colleagues on how to save Medicare for seniors, now and into the future. Afterwards, she released the following statement to the press:
August 24, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement in response to news that the Transportation Security Administration is retraining some employees in the wake of racial profiling allegations at Boston’s Logan Airport:

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