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116th Congress


Rep. Chu Votes to Restore SALT Deduction for Middle Class

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today voted to restore important tax cuts for the middle class that were stripped out of the tax code by Republicans in their 2017 Tax Scam. H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act of 2019, eliminates the $10,000 limit on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for 2020 and 2021 and it eliminates the marriage penalty for 2019 to allow married couples filing jointly to claim a SALT deduction of $20,000.

Rep. Chu Statement on USMCA

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined a bipartisan majority in voting to pass H.R. 5430, a bill to implement the US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement (USMCA), the updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This new agreement includes significant improvements with respect to labor, the environment, access to affordable medicines, and enforcement.

In Fulfillment of Oath of Office, Rep. Chu to Vote to Impeach President Trump

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives will vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. This marks only the third time in American history that a President will have been impeached. Rep Judy Chu (CA-27), issued the following statement announcing her intention to vote for the articles of impeachment:  

Rep. Chu Statement on Prescription Drug Pricing Bill

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives voted by pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act. The bill establishes a fair price drug negotiation program to reduce the cost of certain high-priced drugs without competition. Under this bill, the Secretary of Health and Human Services would be empowered to negotiate up to 250 drugs per year.

Rep. Chu Statement on Farmworker Protections

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. The bill will provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for qualified agricultural workers. It also improves the availability of farmworker housing ensures health and safety protections for workers, including heat stress protection. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

Rep. Chu Statement Opposing NDAA

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, as reported by the House and Senate conference committee. The conference report authorizes $738 billion for Defense programs in FY2020, including $635 billion in base funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and $71.5 billion in Oversees Contingency Operations (COO) funding. It creates a new U.S.