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116th Congress


Rep. Chu Votes to Launch Public Phase of Impeachment Inquiry

Washington, DC — Today, the House passed H.Res. 660 to begin public hearings as the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry. The resolution provides rules for open hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, authorizes public release of deposition transcripts, establishes procedures for transferring evidence to the Judiciary Committee, and sets due process rights for the President and his Counsel. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the resolution and released the following statement:

House panel to vet minority contracting program after Times investigation into 'Cherokee' claims

“I was shocked,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), who chairs the subcommittee, said of The Times’ findings. “I was very disturbed that contracts that were intended to go to underserved populations did not go to them in the case of $300 million worth. ...

“I would have assumed there would have been more checks and balances.”

Reps. Jackie Speier and Judy Chu Arrive in Artsakh, Defying Aliyev’s Travel Ban

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Jackie Kanchelian Speier (D-CA) arrived in Stepanakert for their first visit to the Republic of Artsakh, sending a powerful message to Azerbaijan’s Aliyev regime that threats to “blacklist” U.S. legislators will not deter them from traveling to Artsakh and engaging in democratic dialogue with its citizens, elected officials, and civic leaders, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Leading Chinese American scholars decry racial profiling from Trump’s hard-line policies against China

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said racial profiling is getting worse. She said she is constantly fighting what she called anti-Chinese legislation, including a current effort to essentially prevent transit agencies from using public funds on rail cars or buses from companies owned, controlled or subsidized by the Chinese government. That would bar any contracts to BYD, a Chinese leader in electric buses with which LA Metro has contracted for 100 such vehicles.

Members of Congress Urge India to Restore Communication in Kashmir

Washington, DC —On August 5, 2019, India imposed a media blackout leaving millions in Jammu and Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been held in “preventative detention” for over a month. As a result, family members in the United States and elsewhere have had no ability to contact loved ones in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to concerns about their welfare. Today, in the wake of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, Reps.

Rep. Chu Statement on Launch of Official Impeachment Inquiry

Washington, DC — This week, President Trump confirmed reports that he ordered Congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine be withheld, mere days before a phone conversation with the new President during which he admitted to bringing up an investigation into his political rivals. The details of the call are reportedly included in a whistleblower report that is required by law to be provided to Congress, but which is being illegally withheld.

Nearly 3 Years Later, Congress Finally Holds First Muslim Ban Hearing

Tuesday’s hearing will highlight the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act ― also known as the No Ban Act ― a bill introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) earlier this year that would end the Muslim ban and restrict future presidents from enacting similar bans. The hearing is jointly hosted by the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Following first congressional hearing on President’s Muslim ban, Chu and Coons urge action on NO BAN Act

WASHINGTON – Today, following the first congressional hearing on President Trump’s Muslim ban, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) urged Congress to take action on the NO BAN Act, legislation they introduced to immediately end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening again. The hearing was jointly convened by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.