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December 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Following a Congressional trip to the southern border this weekend where they saw the child prison in Tornillo, Texas, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) have introduced the Shut Down Child Prison Camps  Act.

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December 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — With just days left before a government shutdown, Republican lawmakers continue to insist a border wall is necessary for national security, citing a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistic that “ten known terrorists a day” are identified or captured at the southern border.

December 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today and Saturday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) will be taking part in an oversight visit to immigrant detention facilities at the southern border. Rep. Chu will be joined on this delegation by Sens. Jeff Merkley (OR), Mazie Hirono (HI), and Tina Smith (MN). Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) will be joining on Saturday.

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December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Taxpayer Penalty Protection Act, a bill that would shield taxpayers from withholding penalties for the 2018 filing year should they find themselves to be under-withheld due to the rushed changes made in the Republican tax law.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced H.R. 7204, the Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement (DIPLOMA) Act. The DIPLOMA Act would provide federal grants to states to support community schools and develop a comprehensive child and youth strategy.

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November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 116th Congress will bring tremendous milestones for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including a record 20 AAPI Members of Congress and the inclusion of an Asian American Member in House Leadership.

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November 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Over the weekend, following an order by President Trump to allow the military to use lethal force against migrants at our southern border, an incident occurred near the San Ysidro crossing where border patrol agents fired tear gas at unarmed women and children seeking to enter the country and request asylum as the law permits.

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October 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on President Trump’s plan to use an executive order to end the 14th Amendment’s promise of birthright citizenship:

“With one statement, Donald Trump displayed the bigotry and the ignorance that have made his presidency so dangerous.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

PASADENA, CA — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement in response to Saturday’s shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter took eleven lives:

October 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Yesterday, the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee released its annual report which included a recommendation made by Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee to waive the penalty for under-withholding on taxes for individuals.

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In The News

April 15, 2016 In The News
On Thursday, Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), as well as advocates for Asian-American, Latino, and African-American women spoke out against H.R. 4924, also known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which they characterize as racist and anti-choice, according to Chu's office.
April 15, 2016 In The News
This bill is so horrendous that I could not believe it when it was first brought up,” said Representative Judy Chu of California. “It is a nightmare. This is a piece of legislation that would impose criminal penalties on providers and limit the reproductive choices of women of color and all women.” Chu also pointed out that the committee is composed entirely of men.
April 14, 2016 In The News
Critics of the bill say the policy is unnecessary in America and would only force doctors to question the motives of immigrants and women of color who seek abortion care. “It is nothing more than blatant stereotyping,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).
April 13, 2016 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., said 11 percent, about 1 million, of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. are not here legally and about 400,000 would benefit from the president's executive action. "This decision will affect millions of aspiring Americans who have already put down deep roots in our communities and contributed to our economy," said Chu, the daughter of Chinese immigrants.
April 12, 2016 In The News
Co-sponsored by Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), Al Green (D-TX), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Ted Lieu (D-CA), the bill introduces the first steps in creating a national museum, from fundraising to construction, and will also delve into whether the museum should be part of the Smithsonian Institution.
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April 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) who has been outspoken in her condemnation of Azerbaijan’s earlier attacks against Armenians in Sumgait and Baku from 1988-1990, strongly condemned these latest attacks, stating, “I have called on the President to work with both sides in deescalating this conflict, and to suspend aid to Azerbaijan if they continue in their aggression against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
April 7, 2016 In The News
“I wanted to shine a light on this problem and then of course contemplate some solutions,” Chu said. “One thing that we could look into is an Emerging Managers program. There are so few women fund managers, and this is part of the reason why women get so few funds because, first on, the decision-makers are overwhelmingly men.”
April 7, 2016 In The News
At the announcement of the campaign, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) cited that among benefits of becoming citizens include that many educational scholarships are available only to citizens, and that permanent residents only receive half of the social security benefits received by citizens. “There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by becoming a US citizen.
April 4, 2016 In The News
Joining a pair of his House colleagues, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley, Calif.), Immigration Task Force Chair and Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and Caucus Chair Rep.
April 4, 2016 In The News
One prominent Asian American women elected official is Rep Judy Chu (D-CA).“Building a strong leadership pipeline for AAPIs is something that I have prioritized in my capacity as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus,” she said to AsAmNews.
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