Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the first increase in the federal minimum wage in ten years by passing H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, and ensure more workers are lifted out of poverty.
Washington, DC — Today, Rep.
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu testified before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of her bill, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act (HR 2215). This bill would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.
Washington, DC — Workers who labor in hot conditions, risking illness or death from heat stress, will receive required water, shade, and rest periods under a new bill introduced today by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27).
Today the Trump Administration announced that it would move forward with printing the 2020 census without a citizenship question. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:
The House of Representatives today voted to pass the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, as passed by the Senate.
Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced an amendment to H.R. 3401, the supplemental border appropriations bill, that would prohibit any funds made available by the bill from being used to operate Fort Sill, a former Japanese American internment camp, as a detention center for minor children.
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt (POST GRAD) Act. The bill would once again make graduate students eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. That eligibility was ended by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
Washington, DC — On June 14, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to take immediate action to ease the suffering of Syrians in Idlib province. The letter calls for pressuring Turkey to let in humanitarian aid, lifting the Muslim ban so refugees can find safety in the U.S., and working with Russia and Turkey to find a lasting political solution.
Washington, DC — Today, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced H.R. 3299, the Promoting Respect for Individuals’ Dignity and Equality (PRIDE) Act of 2019. The PRIDE Act, which is scheduled to be marked up by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, June 20 at 9:30 AM, includes language from H.R.
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And so I am echoing the call of the Community Collaborative who invited President Trump and Secretary Zinke to visit the monument to better understand how community groups are working together to best protect our federal lands. This week, I led a letter signed by other officials representing National Monuments urging the president to do just that.
Chu said Trump’s efforts to “demonize” Muslims threaten to inspire hate and violece against them.
“I felt it was very important to bring people together to express our solidarity with one another as a community and to express our desire to be the America that we know, the America where we support one another, an America where we uphold the freedom of religion,” Chu said.
“I wanted to make sure people understood the wonderful tradition of heads covered, shoes off and sharing a meal,” California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu said on why she co-founded the American Sikh Congressional Caucus in 2013.
"It is very important that California apply for this historic grant from the U.S. Department of Education, given the large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in our state," Rep. Judy Chu, chair of CAPAC, told NBC News.
More than 200 people signed up to attend Monterey Park Rep. Judy Chu’s meeting at All Saints Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening to hear from people affected by gun violence, including Josh Stepakoff, who survived the 1999 shooting at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center, and his mother, Lauren Leib.
"This includes complaints of polling locations failing to provide translated ballots that especially hurt those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community — over a third of whom are limited English proficient," U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement.
Some AAPI elected officials also weighed in on the decision. U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement she was pleased the Supreme Court found no evidence that Asian-American applicants for the University of Texas at Austin experienced discrimination.
"As the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I am proud to join the Chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus in strong support of the 'Supplement Not Supplant' policy," Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) told NBC News. "It is time to stand up for students of color, and honor the civil rights legacy of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.