Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-27)

JUDYCHU.pngJudy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009 and became the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress in history.  She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes South Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley.

Our courageous Congresswoman has been keeping very busy in the resistance against Trump. Some examples include:

•On the very first day of the Muslim Ban Rep. Chu went straight to LAX and demanded an explanation from Customs & Border Protection as to why some of her constituents were being detained. She was one of just two Members of Congress there on the scene (along with Rep. Barragan) and both joined in the LAX protest, raising the profile of the situation in the media. VIDEO
•Actively critical of Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare. Some of you may have seen her on national TV during Trump’s address to the Joint Session of Congress, giving the big thumbs down when Trump said “Appeal and replace Obamacare.”
•Calling for Building Bridges, not Walls through H. R. 837 to prohibit construction of a continuous wall or fence between the United States and Mexico. 
•Rep Chu has consistently taken a strong stand in support of Planned Parenthood 

Also, last June Rep. Judy Chu joined with Democrats demanding Gun Control and staging a sit-in on the House floor to expose the Republicans who refuse to deal with the gun violence in our nation.

Some of Rep. Chu’s proudest accomplishments in Congress include: introducing and passing a Congressional resolution of regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; working with President Obama to declare the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument; requiring the Department of Defense to address military hazing; helping entrepreneurs by establishing two new Small Business Development Centers in the San Gabriel Valley; and helping small businesses refinance old, expensive real estate loans by reviving the Small Business Administration’s 504 loan refinance program.

COMMITTEES

Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and is a member of the Subcommitees on Health and Human Resources, giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs. She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.

CAUCUSES

In 2011, Chu was elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Helps lead the Tri-Caucus, a joint effort with the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Chu founded and co-chairs the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, which advocates for the copyright protections of those in the creative industries, such as music, film and visual arts.  She also serves in leadership of the House Democratic Caucus as a Member of the Steering and Policy Committee.

Chu lives with her husband, Michael Eng, in the city of Monterey Park, where they have been residents for over 31 years.

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