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116th Congress


Chu, Lewis Request Tax Refund Update from Mnuchin and Rettig

Washington, DC — In the wake of reports that millions of taxpayers have been surprised to learn they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this filing season, Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) and Oversight Subcommittee member Judy Chu (D-CA) sent a letter to Department of Treasury (Treasury) Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, requesting add

Rep. Chu Statement on State of the Union

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

“President Trump’s calls for unity tonight must be matched by his actions. In reality, there is no unity for families torn apart by his hateful Muslim ban or family separation policy. Dreamers are still being held hostage while Trump continues to wage war on immigrants by deporting TPS recipients, further separating families. And his latest plan to use the military to spread xenophobia at our border is already further dividing communities.

Bipartisan Bill Will Improve Medicare Mental Health Access

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Medicare Mental Health Act to update Medicare requirements and make it easier for seniors to access quality mental health care. Under current Medicare requirements, mental health services provided by clinical psychologists must be prescribed and monitored by a physician. This stands in contrast to numerous states in which clinical psychologists are able to provide treatment independently with no physician supervision.

Rep. Chu, Sen. Murphy Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Block Muslim Ban Implementation

Washington, DC —Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) have each introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to block the implementation of President Trump’s executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries. The bills, H.R. 810 and S. 246, would prohibit the use of any funds or fees to implement Executive Order 13780, signed on March 6, 2017. Rep. Chu and Sen. Murphy, along with House and Senate original cosponsors Rep.

Resources for Workers During Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has forced 800,000 federal workers and millions of contractors to go without pay since December 22nd 2018. I have voted repeatedly to open the government immediately and voted to pass a bill to provide back pay for workers. But that does not help with the bills and expenses that need to be paid today. Below is a list of resources if you or somebody you know is being negatively impacted by the federal shutdown. And please feel free to reach out to my Pasadena Office at 626-304-0110. 

IRS Responds to Pressure From Rep. Chu, Waives Tax Fees for Individuals

Washington, DC — Following pressure from Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), including introduced legislation and a July 2018 letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the IRS today announced that it would waive the penalty for under-withholding on taxes for certain individuals. This change follows an IRS decision in 2018 to grant leniency, grace periods, and penalty waivers to multinational corporations. After that 2018 decision for corporations was announced, Rep.

House Passes Rep. Chu Bill To Promote Small Business Startup Growth

Washington, DC — Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 116, the Investing in Main Street Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27). This bill would amend the Small Businesses Investment Act of 1958 to increase the percentage of capital and surplus that a bank or federal savings association may invest in Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) to match current banking regulations.