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August 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Contradicting years of federal policy, the Trump Administration today made final a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in October 2018 that would make it difficult for many legal immigrants to come to the U.S.

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July 30, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement calling for the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved of H.R. 3299, the Promoting Respect for Individuals’ Dignity and Equality (PRIDE) Act of 2019, introduced by Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Andy Levin (MI-09). The PRIDE Act would remove gendered language like “husband” and “wife” from the tax code to accommodate same sex couples.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the first increase in the federal minimum wage in ten years by passing H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, and ensure more workers are lifted out of poverty.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu testified before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of her bill, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act (HR 2215). This bill would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Workers who labor in hot conditions, risking illness or death from heat stress, will receive required water, shade, and rest periods under a new bill introduced today by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27).

July 3, 2019 Press Release

Today the Trump Administration announced that it would move forward with printing the 2020 census without a citizenship question. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement: 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

The House of Representatives today voted to pass the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, as passed by the Senate.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced an amendment to H.R. 3401, the supplemental border appropriations bill, that would prohibit any funds made available by the bill from being used to operate Fort Sill, a former Japanese American internment camp, as a detention center for minor children.

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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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