Washington, DC — Citing the potential impact on the economy and climate, members of the Southern California Congressional delegation sent a letter led by Rep.
Washington, DC — Today, the House passed H.Res. 660 to begin public hearings as the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry.
Washington, DC —On August 5, 2019, India imposed a media blackout leaving millions in Jammu and Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been held in “preventative detention” for over a month.
Washington, DC — This week, President Trump confirmed reports that he ordered Congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine be withheld, mere days before a phone conversation with the new President during which he admitted to bringing up an investigation into his political rivals.
WASHINGTON – Today, following the first congressional hearing on President Trump’s Muslim ban, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) urged Congress to take action on the NO BAN Act, legislation they introduced to immediately end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening again.
Washington, DC — On Wednesday, President Donald Trump revoked California’s current waiver under the 1970 Clean Air Act to set their own emissions standards. Already, 13 states have adopted California’s stricter standards due to their success at reducing pollution and improving health outcomes. Rep.
Washington, DC —Yesterday, NBC announced the removal of Shane Gillis from the cast of Saturday Night Live. Gillis was announced as a cast member last week along with Bowen Yang, who is only the third Asian American in history to star as a full-time Saturday Night Live cast member. Gillis’ removal came after a public outcry over racist jokes that the comedian made in the past.
Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), joined with other members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus to file an amicus brief in support of several cases against the Trump Administration’s public charge rule.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), joined by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), Rep.
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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.
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.
“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.
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.
“With their contributions to this movie, millions of people throughout the world learned stories about abuse and justice,” Chu said. -
“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.”
“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.
"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.