January 20, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC: Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its final rule on preventative services covered under the Affordable Care Act. In the decision, HHS maintained that most employers will be required to provide full range preventative service – including birth control without co-pay – to their employees under the Affordable Care Act. The final ruling exempts overtly religious organizations such as churches, but all other employers have one year to comply with the law. Following the announcement from HHS, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) praised the decision:
January 19, 2012 Press Release
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) along with 12 other Members of Congress sent a letter Friday to the House Armed Services Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees requesting a hearing on the military’s hazing and harassment prevention polities.
Washington, D.C. – Last week President Obama proposed allowing certain illegal immigrants – those with a spouse or parent of U.S. citizenship – the opportunity to stay here while they apply for hardship waivers, the first step for many before applying for legal residency. Following President Obama’s proposal, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:
January 6, 2012 Press Release
EL MONTE – Congresswoman Judy Chu, D-CA32, released the following statement Friday after new developments surfaced in the Danny Chen case, an Army private from New York who committed suicide last October in Afghanistan after alleged hazing and bullying at the hands of his fellow soldiers.
January 6, 2012 Press Release
EL MONTE – Congresswoman Judy Chu, D-CA32, released the following statement after Friday's report by the Labor Department showing that the unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 8.5 percent in December, the lowest level in nearly two years, after the economy added an additional 200,000 jobs for the month:
December 16, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) commented on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Station Fire report, Station Fire: Forest Service's Response Offers Potential Lessons for Future Wildland Fire Management, released to the public today.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA32, joined President Obama in saluting the end of the war in Iraq, with all U.S. troops being brought home from Iraq by December 31.
Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA, released the following statement in response to today's House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on H.R. 3541, "The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2011."
December 6, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., introduced a bill to provide low-income start-up companies with financial and business assistance. The Entrepreneur Startup Growth Act provides self-employed individuals with tax support and business development.
EL MONTE, CA – Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA32, has written a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to declare parts of the San Gabriel Valley a Disaster Area in the wake of last week's Santa Ana winds event, qualifying cities affected by the winds to apply for state funds to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts.