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June 21, 2019 Press Release

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:

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June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

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June 18, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was in the San Gabriel Valley to discuss health care, including access and affordability. The event, hosted by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) was part of the “Speaker in the House” series to engage communities across the country and ensure the voices of the American people are being heard in the halls of Congress.

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June 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) led her Ways and Means Democratic colleagues in introducing the Refund Equality Act. For years, same-sex couples in states that recognized legal marriage were wrongfully denied tax refunds they earned because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) did not allow them to file federal taxes jointly.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Over the weekend, two more horses died at Santa Anita Racetrack making these the 28th and 29th horses to die since the start of the meet in December 2018. The 29th horse died after the owners of Santa Anita Racetrack rejected a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing for the rest of the meet, which ends this month. Rep.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and Mark Takano (CA-41), CAPAC Second Vice Chair, hosted a CAPAC forum on issues related to North Korea that impact the Korean American community. At the forum, Frank Aum, a Senior Expert on North Korea at the US Institute of Peace, testified on security issues. Dr.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act, a bill to prevent any federal funds from being used to implement President Trump’s proposed “public charge” rule.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) today introduced legislation to update the Qualified Performing Artist (QPA) tax deduction which helps artists deduct the costs of work-related expenses.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today voted 237-187 to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This bill, introduced by Rep.

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June 22, 2016 In The News

Several members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) joined Rep. John Lewis' House sit-in on Wednesday, including Reps. Judy Chu, Mike Honda, and Mark Takano, and Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz. More than 40 CAPAC leadership, executive board, and associate members took part in the sit-in.

 

June 22, 2016 In The News

“We are fed up and we want to make sure that there is something done about the unprecedented levels of gun violence in this country,” Chu told Take Two. 

 

June 15, 2016 In The News

In their suits and pearls, members of Congress stood on the House floor and staged a public reading for a full hour Wednesday night. Their material was the viral letter penned by Anonymous, the woman who was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus last year.

June 8, 2016 In The News

“With their contributions to this movie, millions of people throughout the world learned stories about abuse and justice,” Chu said. -

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June 6, 2016 In The News

“Flying while Muslim is not a crime and our airlines industry should not act as though it is,” Chu said in a separate statement. “I look forward to hearing back and working with Airlines for America to understand what procedures are in place to evaluate current threats and to ensure that no passenger is the unfair target of racial or religious profiling.”

May 16, 2016 In The News

“Dated and dehumanizing terms such as ‘illegal alien’ and ‘alien’ have taken on a highly negative connotation and perpetuate the denigration of immigrant communities,” Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) wrote in the letter on Monday.

May 13, 2016 In The News

"Mr. King knows his words have an impact. Using the J word is disgusting and harkens back to a shameful time in our history when violence, xenophobia, and the internment of Japanese Americans were everyday phenomena. These words are not only offensive, but they also isolate and divide us as a nation. Mr.

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May 10, 2016 In The News
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) added an amendment to the fiscal year 2017 military appropriation bill that includes the text of Rep. Chu's most recent effort. It would require the Department of Defense to create a national database of hazing incidents and submit an annual report on what it is doing to stop hazing through training and response.
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April 27, 2016 In The News
“We cannot tolerate another case of Asian-Americans being wrongfully suspected of espionage,” Representative Judy Chu, Democrat of California, said last fall. “The profiling must end.”
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April 25, 2016 In The News
“Hazing has no place in our military, and it has a negative impact on military retention and the longterm health of military service members and veterans,” Chu said. “It certainly doesn’t create a bond within a unit. But, what is most alarming is that, for the most part, there has been no justice for the victims.
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