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May 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, marks the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, which linked the continental United States from coast to coast and ushered in a new era of American prosperity.

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May 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2157, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides $19.1 billion in emergency spending to provide disaster relief.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Pasadena, CA –  On Sunday, May 5, Rep. Judy Chu announced the winners of her 10th annual Artistic Discovery Competition. Now in its 38th year, the nationwide competition is sponsored by Members of Congress to promote and recognize the artistic achievements of high school students.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act. This bill would rescind the Trump Administration’s October 2018 Section 1332 waiver guidance, which allows states to waive the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that healthcare plans cover preexisting conditions.

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May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This bill would prevent President Trump or future Presidents from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement by prohibiting the use of federal funds to take action to remove the United States from the agreement.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community began on Wednesday and will continue throughout the month of May.

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April 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — On Monday night, President Trump issued a memo calling for changes to the legal asylum system. These changes include charging migrants a fee to apply for asylum and denying work authorization to asylum seekers in the US while they wait for their day in court. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

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April 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically targeted and killed by the Ottoman Empire:

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April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) today introduced companion bills in the Senate and House to repeal the President’s existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries and prevent another baseless, discriminatory travel ban from happening again.

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November 5, 2015 In The News
The effort was led by Judy Chu, representative of California’s 27th district, which includes Pasadena and Claremont. Chu is chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and ten of her letter’s 15 co-signers are also members of the caucus. The co-signers represent areas including Little Tokyo (Xavier Becerra), Gardena (Maxine Waters), and Silicon Valley (Mike Honda).
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November 3, 2015 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said that the 1965 Voting Rights Act helped to fully restore voting rights to Chinese Americans, who were stripped of their rights by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Although that law was repealed in 1943, the voting rights law made sure that Asian American voters got translated voting materials, absentee ballots and "freedom from intimidation at the polls."
October 29, 2015 In The News
At the same time, a lesser-known legislative effort to assist a lesser-known SBA loan program sits idle in Congress. Back in May, before the 7(a) shutdown was on anyone’s radar, Rep. Judy Chu reintroduced the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development Act (CREED Act).
October 29, 2015 In The News
That’s why it was so heartening to see Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, last Friday introduce a bill that would add these lost pieces — an additional 109,492 acres of federal land — back into the monument. Chu announced the legislation at a celebration of the first anniversary of the presidential signing.
October 29, 2015 In The News
The boundaries of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument could creep farther into the Santa Clarita Valley under a bill recently introduced by Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu.
October 23, 2015 In The News
At a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday, The Sikh Coalition and Muslim Advocates brought attention to the rising cost of hate violence in America. Along with Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), families who have been impacted by hate violence spoke about how their families have been affected and the importance of prosecuting hate crimes.
October 23, 2015 In The News
Besides adding to the monument, Chu’s bill would bring back the idea of a National Recreation Area originally proposed before Obama’s declaration. A San Gabriel Mountains NRA of about 50,000 acres would include private and public lands along the foothills, on both sides of the San Gabriel River from Azusa to Santa Fe Springs and westerly along a portion of the Puente-Chino Hills
October 9, 2015 In The News
One year ago, I stood behind President Obama and witnessed history as he declared the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument. In that moment, the fate of these mountains and the San Gabriel Valley changed with the stroke of a pen. The impact of this designation was immediate.
September 18, 2015 In The News
“It is already illegal to fail to provide care to an infant born alive,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif) said. “What this bill does is to vilify abortion providers.”
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August 25, 2015 In The News
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress, accused Bush and others who use the term "anchor babies," of using "xenophobic fears to further isolate immigrants."
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