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:
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“The drug companies spend more on advertising than they do on research and development, and they sell these drugs in other countries and still are able to make a profit,” Rep. Chu said. “Certainly, the research can continue.”
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.
“I was completely dismayed by the lack of clarity on the waiver process,” Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.,) who introduced a bill this year to overturn the restrictions, said in an interview. “It seemed to me that these bureaucrats could give no clarity on how it is supposed to work and why it isn’t working.”
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.
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.