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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:
February 2, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Following recent high-profile military hazing cases, members of the House of Representatives, family members of victims, and a community advocate joined forces today to call for immediate action from the highest levels in the military to stop hazing. Members also called for Congressional hearings on the military’s effort to prevent hazing. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-32), Adam Smith (WA-09), Mike Honda (CA-15), and Barbara Lee (CA-09) were joined on Capitol Hill by Tom Hayashi, Interim Executive Director of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). Carmen Lew, sister of Lance Corporal Harry Lew, who took his own life after enduring hazing and aggressive treatment from fellow marines while serving in Afghanistan, spoke at the conference by phone. Congressional leaders released the following statements about today’s event:
January 31, 2012 Press Release
El Monte, CA – Congresswoman Judy Chu’s efforts to help the residents of California’s 32nd District amounted to $598,254.95 in direct savings for her constituents last year. The savings accumulated over the course of 2011 as a direct result of Congresswoman Chu’s casework services for residents in the district.
January 24, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC—In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he outlined his blueprint for an American economy that is built to last. His vision of a renewed America was built on pillars of American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and renewed American values. Following the speech, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement:
January 24, 2012 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-08) and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06) will continue their “double date” tradition of bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Last year, Representative Bartlett, a Maryland Republican, joined the two Democratic ladies in a showing of bipartisanship from each of the members.
January 24, 2012 Press Release
EL MONTE – Congresswoman Judy Chu, D-El Monte, announced today the names of eight young constituents from the 32nd Congressional District that she will be submitting for nominations to our nation’s Service Academies.
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.
January 10, 2012 Press Release
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: