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August 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced a final rule instituting numerous significant changes to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) policy that will undercut protections for immigrant children.

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August 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Monday afternoon, Planned Parenthood announced they would be withdrawing from the Title X federal grant program, which provides funding for contraception, cancer screenings, family planning, and STI testing for 4 million low-income patients a year.

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: 

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In The News

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
January 5, 2016 In The News
“After the tragic shooting in San Bernardino — as with dozens and dozens of mass shooting that have come before — we cried out for action,” said U.S. Rep Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park. “Smart proposals like more background checks can reduce the likelihood of a future mass shooting and limits on magazines and assault weapons can save lives.
January 5, 2016 In The News
"This is an historic apology for an historic wrong by Japan," Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), said in a statement. "By acknowledging both Japan's role and remorse, and by contributing to a fund for the survivors, Japan is setting an example for the world that such crimes cannot be forgotten, ignored, or repeated. "
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November 20, 2015 In The News
“Well I just returned from Washington D.C. last night, and the last thing I did before I got on to the plane was to cast a vote against the bill that would block Syrian refugees," said Rep. Judy Chu, (CA-27) before being interrupted by applause. "It is wrong to stereotype and scapegoat immigrant and refugees."
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November 19, 2015 In The News
Later that day, Chu grilled the attorney general at a House Oversight Committee hearing, and demanded to know why the FBI kept going after Asian-American scientists. She asked for specific answers on the Xi and Chen cases. Chu had invited both scientists to attend the hearing, and they sat directly behind Lynch as she declined to offer up any details.
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November 18, 2015 In The News
“The fact that not one single case of espionage by a Japanese American was proven underscores how wrong Mayor Bowers is to positively cite this policy,” Chu said in a statement. “Instead of keeping us safe, Japanese internment compromised our principles and demonized an entire population of Americans. It is outrageous to let the same kind of xenophobia influence our policy today.
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November 18, 2015 In The News
Flanked by two scientists who experienced this, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said at a news conference Tuesday the arrests appear to show a “practice and pattern of the federal government profiling Chinese American scientists as spies from China even when there is no credible evidence to support it.”
November 17, 2015 In The News
The meeting with Lynch was called by Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and will come one day after Chu questioned the attorney general at a House Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing, with Chen and Xi presen
November 16, 2015 In The News
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) has authored a bill that would would require Medicare to cover acupuncture services for all enrollees, regardless of their insurance plan
November 5, 2015 In The News
“Enough is enough,” Chu said in an interview. “This report just documents what we thought was true, which is that they are negligent, and we have to stop the ability for private companies to profit off of detainees.”
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