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116th Congress

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Rep. Chu Urges Trump to Drop Lawsuit on 10th Anniversary of ACA

WASHINGTON, DC — On this day in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Since going into effect, the ACA has saved 20 million Americans from having to go without health insurance. In California, 3,999,239 Californians gained insurance thanks to the ACA, a reduction of 61% of the uninsured population. But all of this success is threatened  by the lawsuit Texas v. U.S., which is backed by the Trump Administration, which would strike down the entire ACA if successful. Rep.

As Coronavirus Fears Incite Violence, CAPAC Members Urge Colleagues to Not Stoke Xenophobia

Washington, D.C. – Since the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a surge in reports of discrimination and violent attacks against Asian Americans across the country. Many of these attacks have been inspired and fueled by misinformation, including misconceptions that Asians are more likely to carry and spread the virus, or conspiracy theories that China created COVID-19 in a lab. Today, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) sent a letter led by CAPAC Chair Rep.

House Votes to pass Rep. Chu Bill to Expand Protections of and Access to San Gabriel Mountains

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 2546, the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act, a package of environmental protection bills that includes H.R. 2215, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), H.R. 2215 would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.

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