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December 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (VRAA). The VRAA is a response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder that required Congress to create an updated coverage formula for determining if the Federal government can intervene in a state’s election laws.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — The House Natural Resources Committee today voted 20-13 in favor of H.R. 2215, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), H.R. 2215 would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend funding for all government agencies through December 20, 2019 and issued the following statement:

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Climate Resiliency Service Corps Act of 2019 to establish a new AmeriCorps program to promote community adaptation, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from the effects of climate change.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Citing the potential impact on the economy and climate, members of the Southern California Congressional delegation sent a letter led by Rep.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House passed H.Res. 660 to begin public hearings as the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

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.

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September 24, 2019 Press Release

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.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

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.

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In The News

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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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
“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.
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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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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