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January 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Monday, 57 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), sent a letter to President-Elect Biden urging him to issue an Executive Order directing federal agencies to rescind the public charge rule within his first few days in office.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 335, a bill to provide an exception for General Lloyd Austin to become Secretary of Defense despite having retired from the military fewer than seven years ago as required by law. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for this legislation and issued the following statement:

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu announced that she will be among the select group of House members, known as the Closers, who will shepherd the landmark Biden-Harris immigration reform legislation through the House of Representatives.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) attended the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America.

January 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on Congress’s certification of the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the assault on the Capitol instigated by outgoing President Trump and his supporters in Congress:

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed HR. 133, an omnibus bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2021 and provide additional COVID-19 relief to the country. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the bill and issued the following statement:

December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), reiterated to President-elect Biden that there must be an AAPI at the Cabinet Secretary-level, as there has been for over 20 years. Rep. Chu issued the following statement:

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December 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following reports that Katherine Tai, Chief Trade Counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as United States Trade Representative, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and Rep.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) has issued the following statement criticizing Senate Republicans for stripping language to increase protections for the San Gabriel Mountains from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 which passed the House of Representatives yesterday:

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The bill would authorize $732 billion in discretionary spending for national defense, including $69 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against the NDAA and issued the following statement:

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July 8, 2020 In The News

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that sides with the Trump administration's choice to exempt employers from providing their workers with free contraceptive left Democrats so furious, a group of women lawmakers immediately planned to file legislation to undo the high court's verdict.

July 2, 2020 In The News

“Abortion access is a right. That means it should not be available just to those who can afford it," said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.). "House Democrats have done more than ever before to protect the rights of all women, and I believe that should include the ultimate repeal of the Hyde Amendment.”

June 18, 2020 In The News

Congressional members on both sides of the aisle have publicly promoted census participation. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., the head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said during a Facebook event Monday that Asian Americans face potential undercounts in the census because a large proportion of the population are young or immigrants.

 

May 21, 2020 In The News

Minority caucuses in the House are gaining unprecedented political clout, spurred by unity between black, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific American lawmakers.

March 13, 2020 In The News

What's in a name? When you're talking about a disease, quite a bit. It can tell you what a virus looks like up close, as with the crown-like coronavirus. Or it can describe the cause, symptoms whether it's seasonal or when it was discovered—all information useful to epidemiologists and the general public.

February 10, 2020 In The News

To reach a vast tableau of pristine canyonlands an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, a group of conservationists on Saturday trudged along a trail that wiggles up steep slopes and along forested streams in the western Angeles National Forest.

November 24, 2019 In The News

Last week, a student pulled a pistol from his backpack and opened fire at Saugus High School in nearby Santa Clarita. Immediately, students, many just 14 or 15 years old, knew what they had to do. Some filed out of school with hands on their heads.

November 5, 2019 In The News

This week, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus plan to send a letter to Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, asking for a briefing on the company's census plans, according to the press office of Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.

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October 29, 2019 In The News

“I was shocked,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), who chairs the subcommittee, said of The Times’ findings. “I was very disturbed that contracts that were intended to go to underserved populations did not go to them in the case of $300 million worth. ...

“I would have assumed there would have been more checks and balances.”

October 9, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Jackie Kanchelian Speier (D-CA) arrived in Stepanakert for their first visit to the Republic of Artsakh, sending a powerful message to Azerbaijan’s Aliyev regime that threats to “blacklist” U.S.

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