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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:
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:
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:
May 30, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-08), Democratic Caucus Chair John Larson (CT-01) amongst other Democratic Congressional leaders in supporting Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (CT-03) Paycheck Fairness Act. Members listened to witnesses discuss their personal experiences with wage discrimination and urged for passage of this vital legislation that will end such practices, once and for all. Following today’s events, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
May 24, 2012 Press Release
Washington, DC – Last week, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) passed major federal contracting reform for small businesses when the House approved a package of eight bills included in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). This package came out of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce of which Rep. Chu is the Ranking Member. The reforms increase contracting opportunities for small business and create protections against contracting fraud and abuse. Congresswoman Chu (CA-32) released the following statement marking this landmark victory for small businesses:
May 18, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and with it, thorough military hazing prevention policies called for by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32).
May 10, 2012 Press Release
EL MONTE, CA – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., announced the winners of her third annual Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition during a special ceremony at City of Hope in Duarte last Saturday.
May 7, 2012 Press Release
Today, Representatives Judy Chu, Elijah E. Cummings, Mike Honda, and other House Members are introducing legislation to prevent hazing in our armed services.