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116th Congress

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After CHRB Report on Santa Anita, Rep. Chu Calls for Stronger Protections for Horses

Washington, DC — On Monday, the California Horse Racing Board released their annual report on horse racing in California for the 2019 calendar year. The report showed that nearly 90% of fatalities in 2019 were associated with pre-existing, undetected stress fractures. It also found that the dirt track at Santa Anita was responsible for four times as many fatalities as the turf track, despite holding only 30% more races.

Rep. Chu Response to State of the Union

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement on Tuesday’s State of the Union Address delivered by President Trump:

“Once again, Americans’ hopes of a unifying message built on facts that laid out a vision for bipartisan cooperation moving forward were dashed by this President. Instead, they received an untruthful and bigoted screed meant to help the President’s reelection, but not working families.

Rep. Chu and Sen. Coons Condemn Expansion of Trump’s Muslim Ban

Washington, DC — Today, the Trump Administration announced an expansion of the existing Muslim Ban to include six new countries: Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. Of these countries, Sudan and Kyrgyzstan are majority-Muslim, Eritrea and Tanzania are about half Muslim, Nigeria has the world’s 5th largest Muslim population and Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are currently experiencing a genocide, which this ban will make it harder to escape.

Rep. Chu To Bring Victim of Muslim Ban as Guest to State of the Union

Washington, DC — Today, as President Trump considers an expansion of the Muslim Ban, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced that she will be bringing Islmail Alghazali as her guest to the State of the Union. Ismail is a US citizen living in New York City who was separated from his family by the Muslim Ban, unable to even meet his newborn daughter for months. Rep. Chu issued the following statement:

Rep. Chu Statement on New NAFTA Signing

Washington, DC — On December 19, 2019, House Democrats voted to pass HR 5430, a bill to implement the US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement (USMCA). Today, President Donald Trump signed the legislation. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade, and who took part in a CODEL to Mexico to engage in talks about the trade deal, issued the following statement:

Rep. Chu Joins Bipartisan Letter Demanding Answers About Flight from Wuhan, China to Ontario Airport

Washington, DC — Today, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers who represent communities across the Inland Empire in sending a letter, led by Representative Norma Torres (CA-35), to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar demanding answers about a flight reportedly arriving at Ontario International Airport (ONT) with 230 passengers from Wuhan, China on board.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, House Passes Holocaust Education Bill

Washington, DC — Today, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Holocaust Memorial Day, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act. The Never Again Education Act directs the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to develop and nationally disseminate Holocaust education resources to high school and middle school educators.

On Anniversary of Trump’s Muslim Ban, Chu, Coons, Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Call for Passage of NO BAN Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (Del.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening again. Chu and Coons were joined by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and U.S.

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