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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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October 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on President Trump’s plan to use an executive order to end the 14th Amendment’s promise of birthright citizenship:

“With one statement, Donald Trump displayed the bigotry and the ignorance that have made his presidency so dangerous.

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March 27, 2015 In The News
“The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts and subcontracts to small businesses every year,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who initially proposed some of the subcontracting rule changes, said in a statement after the markup. “But without appropriate means of tracking awards, there is no accountability to ensure that we are succeeding at reaching our goal.”
March 11, 2015 In The News
"It's clear that there is religious profiling going on whereby certain people are stopped just because they are Sikh or just because they are Muslim," Chu told The Associated Press in an interview.
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February 20, 2015 In The News
“This is especially troubling for the Asian community where we have already low participation rates,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park). She said many Asian immigrants distrust deferred action because they are wary of sharing personal information with the government and have doubts about whether the program will last.
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February 1, 2015 In The News
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), who has unsuccessfully sought to raise the cap and to expand U visas to include victims of labor exploitation, said her Republican colleagues did a disservice to "immigrants who bravely speak out."
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January 26, 2015 In The News
Where you're from can determine a lot about you, like if you speak with an accent or say "pop" instead of "soda." But location should not dictate your rights. Our basic freedoms do not know state or city borders, and do not change as you move around the country. That is, unless you are a woman.
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January 15, 2015 In The News
Speaking before the House vote, and calling the amendments "toxic" and "cruel," Congresswoman Judy Chu accused Republicans of playing games. "Republicans know this will not become law, so today's debate only serves to placate an extreme wing of their party while making millions of hardworking and aspiring Americans afraid and unsettled," said Chu.
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January 15, 2015 In The News
“This bill will finally put us on the offensive,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said in a conference call Wednesday announcing the bill.
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January 6, 2015 In The News
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November 20, 2014 In The News
Getting a major new immigration initiative up and running in less than two months is a challenge. But much of the policy will be built on an existing program. Chu confirmed reports that the president would be expanding DACA to adults with the overarching goal making sure “that it is felons deported, not families.” Altogether, an estimated 4 million to 5 million people could be affected, Chu said.
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