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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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June 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt (POST GRAD) Act. The bill would once again make graduate students eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. That eligibility was ended by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

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June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — On June 14, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to take immediate action to ease the suffering of Syrians in Idlib province. The letter calls for pressuring Turkey to let in humanitarian aid, lifting the Muslim ban so refugees can find safety in the U.S., and working with Russia and Turkey to find a lasting political solution.

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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
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 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 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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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.

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