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116th Congress


House Dems Urge SBA to Translate Resources into 10 Most Common Languages

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, led a letter with Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) to the Small Business Administration (SBA) urging them to translate resources and services for small businesses into the 10 most commonly spoken languages other than English, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized $25 million for the SBA to provide in-language services to be made available immediately.

Chu, Hirono, Harris, Grijalva, Correa Introduce Legislation to Provide Critical Assistance to Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Representatives Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) unveiled new legislation to ensure that everyone in our country – especially vulnerable communities – can access health care and other critical resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Chu Statement on Third Coronavirus Relief Package

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This $2 trillion bill is the third relief package passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes $200 billion for hospitals, health systems, and health research, including funding for personal protective equipment (PPE).

COVID-19 Resource Page

As your Representative, I have set up this resource page to provide updates about the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, share government response efforts, and provide resources so you and your loved ones can stay informed, safe, and healthy.

Coronavirus Update with Local Health Experts

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.

Op-Ed: By Parroting 'Chinese Coronavirus,' Republicans Are Promoting Racism—and Putting Lives in Danger | Opinion

What's in a name? When you're talking about a disease, quite a bit. It can tell you what a virus looks like up close, as with the crown-like coronavirus. Or it can describe the cause, symptoms whether it's seasonal or when it was discovered—all information useful to epidemiologists and the general public.