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116th Congress


As Coronavirus Fears Incite Violence, CAPAC Members Urge Colleagues to Not Stoke Xenophobia

Washington, D.C. – Since the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a surge in reports of discrimination and violent attacks against Asian Americans across the country. Many of these attacks have been inspired and fueled by misinformation, including misconceptions that Asians are more likely to carry and spread the virus, or conspiracy theories that China created COVID-19 in a lab. Today, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) sent a letter led by CAPAC Chair Rep.

House Votes to pass Rep. Chu Bill to Expand Protections of and Access to San Gabriel Mountains

Washington, DC — The House of Representatives today voted to pass H.R. 2546, the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act, a package of environmental protection bills that includes H.R. 2215, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), H.R. 2215 would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.

Wilderness designations proposed for 30,200 acres in the western San Gabriel Mountains

To reach a vast tableau of pristine canyonlands an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, a group of conservationists on Saturday trudged along a trail that wiggles up steep slopes and along forested streams in the western Angeles National Forest.

Finally, they stood on a cliff edge with a panoramic view of dramatic Canyon Trail Falls, which plummets 30 feet to the ground at the boundary of an area that, despite all the pressures beating in upon it, has changed little in thousands of years.

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.