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January 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — This week, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and House Democrats voted to pass stand-alone funding bills that would reopen the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency and end the suffering of federal employees who today did not receive paychecks.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on the first day of the 116th Congress:

“The election in November that saw an historic majority of Americans elect Democrats by the widest majority since Watergate was a clear signal that the Trump status quo is unacceptable. And so today is the start of a new in Washington.

December 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday night, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a funding bill to keep the government open until February 8, 2019 that also included $5.7 billion  in new appropriations for President Trump’s border wall, something Senate leaders have said does not stand a chance of passing through their chamber. Rep.

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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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August 10, 2015 In The News
“ICE is supposed to be taking care of these detainees,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), a lead writer of the letter. “We need to have greater oversight.”
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July 24, 2015 In The News
Congress sets the 7(a) program's lending limit and can vote to authorize raising it. San Gabriel Valley Congresswoman Judy Chu is co-sponsoring a bill that would do just that and is hoping her colleagues will take action before heading off on a long recess next week.
June 5, 2015 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) is one of a number of lawmakers who have called on federal officials to investigate. In a letter to Chu dated May 29, an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wrote that the agency strives "to do our work with the greatest possible integrity and efficiency." It continues:
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May 29, 2015 In The News
A vast majority of these women and children escaped the dangerous Northern Triangle region in Central America, many fleeing gender-based or gang violence. In fact, many, if not all, have legal claims to be here. New data shows that more than 75 percent of detained families have demonstrated “credible fear” of persecution in their home countries.
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May 21, 2015 In The News
"There is no way to detain families humanely," Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said. "Family detention cannot be fixed, it must end once and for all."
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May 13, 2015 In The News
"The enthusiasm of the thousands who attended today's summit and the many others celebrating around the country gives me hope for a future where AAPIs, and all Americans, are valued as equal contributors to our society and have the chance to achieve the American Dream," Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus chair Rep.
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May 12, 2015 In The News
U.S. Representative Judy Chu, a California Democrat, cited the Senate race in Virginia last year as an example, when Democratic Senator Mark Warner was struggling in the race. She said, “Senator Warner made a very concerted appeal to them that paid off. An overwhelming 68 percent of API supported him. Senator Warner won by less than 1 percent. APIs were clearly the margin of victory.”
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May 4, 2015 In The News
The members of Congress who wrote the letter to Carter include Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., whose nephew Lance Cpl. Harry Lew killed himself in Afghanistan in April 2011 after hours of alleged abuse by his fellow Marines, who were angry with him for falling asleep multiple times while he was on watch.
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April 29, 2015 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, echoed the disappointment, accusing Abe of ignoring "Japan’s responsibility for this particularly troubling and painful chapter."
April 14, 2015 In The News
Simply being born poor today determines much of your future, from your health to your earnings. Inequality starts young. Through no fault of their own and independent of any choices they make, those born poor do not live as long or earn as much on average. And children born to low income parents are now earning even less than the generations before them.

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