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November 1, 2011 Press Release
Rep. Judy Chu, CA-32, issued the following statement to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) History Month: "During Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) History Month, we honor this great community and pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions that it has made throughout our history, their continued struggle for equal rights, and the incredible progress that has already been made...
October 13, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced yesterday the Education for Tomorrow’s Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill that would improve and expand skilled workforce training and education opportunities for countless Americans.
October 7, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) lauded today the unanimous passage of the Senate version of her bill expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act.
October 6, 2011 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – A bill introduced today by U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) would ensure that federal funding would continue to flow to groundwater cleanup efforts in the San Gabriel River Basin.
September 30, 2011 Press Release
EL MONTE – Today, Rep. Judy Chu urged servicemembers and veterans to apply for benefits they have earned. Servicemembers, veterans and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended under stop loss between 9/11 and September 30th, 2009 are eligible for retroactive stop loss special pay of $500 for every month/partial month served in stop loss status.
September 30, 2011 Press Release
EL MONTE – Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, applauded today the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration that it is providing $30 million in grants to states, including more than $2.5 million to California, to help increase exporting by small businesses during the next 12 months. The grants were authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, under the State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP).
September 28, 2011 Press Release
EL MONTE, CA – Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, released the following statement in response to the opening of a far-ranging investigation into Planned Parenthood of America and its affiliates recently begun by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee:
September 20, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement today on the historic end of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy: "September 20th, 2011 is a day many in Congress had hoped would come sooner. More importantly, it is a day millions of service members and their families had hoped would come sooner: a day when men and women are no longer forced to lie about the person they love in order to serve the country they love.
September 16, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA, celebrated the signing into law by President Obama of the America Invents Act (HR 1249) on September 16, 2011. The America Invents Act reforms an outdated patent system that had not been touched for nearly 60 years. Rep. Chu supported the legislation both as a Member of the Judiciary Committee and on the House Floor.
September 13, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA, introduced a bill to ensure students in our most challenging schools are taught by the best teachers. The Equal Access to Education Act creates public-private partnerships between high-need schools and schools of education to train, induct and retain teachers.