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February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, for the first time in 25 years, the House of Representatives voted on a major piece of gun violence legislation and passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. This legislation expands background checks to cover all sales, closing the “gun show loophole” that allowed private dealers to sell guns without a background check. Rep.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and over 100 other sponsors in the House of Representatives to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

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February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.J.Res. 46, a resolution that terminates President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Southern Border. The President declared the emergency on February 15, after two years of inaction on a border wall by a Republican Congress and after Congress explicitly rejected Trump’s demand for wall funding. Rep.

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February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA-27) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), along with U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today re-introduced legislation to ensure breast cancer patients and survivors who have experienced a mastectomy are able to access custom breast prosthetics under Medicare.

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February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced 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.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Thursday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to pass the conference report to accompany H.J. Res 31, which provides funding for the Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Interior, State, Transportation, and other related agencies through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2019.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and John Katko (NY-24) and Senators Kamala. D. Harris (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced H.R. 1228, the Help Extract Animals from Red Tape (HEART) Act of 2019.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In celebration of love on Valentine’s Day, in affirmation of the LGBTQ community and to advance America’s march towards equal protection and inclusion under the law, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the Equal Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act, a bill that would update the U.S.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced two bills to increase access to acupuncture in our healthcare system: H.R. 1183, the Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act and H.R. 1182, the Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act.

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February 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — In the wake of reports that millions of taxpayers have been surprised to learn they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this filing season, Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) and Oversight Subcommittee member Judy Chu (D-CA) sent a

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In The News

March 18, 2016 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, praised Metro for including top-priority funding for the Gold Line Foothill extension from Azusa to Claremont, calling the March 5 opening of the Pasadena-to-Azusa line a success. “I am thrilled that L.A.
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March 18, 2016 In The News
The bill, originally introduced in 2013, classifies the spouse and minor children of green card holders as immediate relatives and separately, increases visa allocations for siblings, and ensures that same-sex, interfaith and other couples unable to wed in their home countries are treated the same as opposite-sex couples.
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March 16, 2016 In The News
Nominating justices to the Supreme Court is one of the primary duties of the President. In naming Judge Merrick Garland, a seasoned jurist with a commendable record, President Obama has fulfilled that constitutional duty," Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, said in a statement. "Now it is time for the Senate to fulfill theirs.
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March 2, 2016 In The News
“Next month will recognize the fifth anniversary of the death of my nephew, Harry Lew, Chu testified yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee. “In the middle of the night, his fellow Marines took it upon themselves to administer so-called “corrective training” for almost four hours. They tormented, abused and degraded him.
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March 1, 2016 In The News
A congresswoman whose nephew committed suicide while serving as a Marine in Afghanistan is pressing Congress to take action after a government watchdog report found the Pentagon isn’t doing enough to prevent hazing. “I’ve made it my mission to end hazing in our armed services because it is unacceptable and indefensible,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.
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March 1, 2016 In The News
“I’d like to ask about law enforcement finding technical solutions. I understand that there may be other methods or solutions for law enforcement when it comes to recovering data on a smartphone.
February 27, 2016 In The News
“It is not right to protest the exclusion of one group by making jokes at the expense of another," Chu said. "While much attention was paid to the way African Americans have been ignored by Hollywood, true diversity must include other minorities as well. It is outrageous that the only role that Asian Americans had at last night’s Oscars was to appear as the butt of a joke."
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February 23, 2016 In The News
Democratic leaders and rank-and-file members from both chambers came out in strong support of the president’s closure plan. “I’ve been there — it is a blight on our country," tweeted Democratic Representative Judy Chu of California. "We must remain a nation of laws and justice.”
February 12, 2016 In The News
“We learned that despite having anti-hazing policies in place, these policies are unevenly implemented and done with little oversight,” Chu said. “In addition, the standards among branches can differ radically, with some not even having a system for collecting data on hazing.
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February 8, 2016 In The News
Asians and Pacific Islanders make up more than 80 percent of the people in the government's employment visa backlogs, according to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. They also account for more than 40 percent of the people waiting for family immigrant visas

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