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116th Congress


Rep. Chu Condemns New Public Charge Rule for Immigrants, Calls for Vote on Legislation to Block Implementation

Washington, DC — Contradicting years of federal policy, the Trump Administration today made final a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security in October 2018 that would make it difficult for many legal immigrants to come to the U.S. or receive green cards if they have used benefits such as Medicaid, housing assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others.

House Unanimously Passes PRIDE Act to Fix LGBT Discrimination in Tax Code

Washington, DC — Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved of H.R. 3299, the Promoting Respect for Individuals’ Dignity and Equality (PRIDE) Act of 2019, introduced by Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Andy Levin (MI-09). The PRIDE Act would remove gendered language like “husband” and “wife” from the tax code to accommodate same sex couples.

Building on Success in CA, Rep. Chu Votes to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for the first increase in the federal minimum wage in ten years by passing H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, and ensure more workers are lifted out of poverty. California is already on schedule to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 1, 2023. Rep. Chu issued the following statement:

Rep. Chu Testifies on Her Legislation to Expand Protections of and Access to San Gabriel Mountains

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu testified before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of her bill, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act (HR 2215). This bill would expand the borders of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include the western Angeles National Forest.

Rep. Chu Introduces Heat Stress Bill to Protect Workers

Washington, DC — Workers who labor in hot conditions, risking illness or death from heat stress, will receive required water, shade, and rest periods under a new bill introduced today by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27). The legislation, the Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act, named for a worker who died a preventable death from heat stroke after working for 10 hours straight in 105-degree temperatures, builds on legislation that Rep.

Rep. Chu Statement on House Passage of Senate’s Emergency Border Funding Bill

The House of Representatives today voted to pass the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, as passed by the Senate. This bill will provide $4.59 billion in emergency funds to address the crisis at the border, including $2.88 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for unaccompanied children and $112 million for migrant medical care and other necessities.

Rep. Chu Amendment to Border Bill Would Prevent Children from Being Held at Former Japanese American Internment Camp

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced an amendment to H.R. 3401, the supplemental border appropriations bill, that would prohibit any funds made available by the bill from being used to operate Fort Sill, a former Japanese American internment camp, as a detention center for minor children. This amendment is a response to the Trump Administration’s plans to relocate about 1,400 migrant children to the fort. Rep. Chu issued the following statement: