Rep. Chu Releases Statement on DADT Report

“Today’s report underscores what so many of us already know – that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ just doesn’t work” WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., issued the following statement today about the release of the Pentagon’s 10-month study regarding current policies that ban openly-gay Americans from serving in the military.  Today’s report shows that 70 percent of the more than 115,000 servicemembers who returned the survey support repealing the law known...

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Chu Pushes for DREAM Act Vote

Calls on leadership to bring up immigration measure during lame-duck session   WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., today urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on immigration legislation that would jumpstart the economy and bolster national security.  For the past week, Chu has helped gather the votes necessary to pass The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act by the end of the year.  The bill...

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Chu Works to Improve American Competiveness and Close Achievement Gap

 Introduces the 'Global Languages Early Education Act' to establish and fund foreign language learning programs nationwide WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., introduced legislation today to help American students compete in the global economy.  Her Global Languages Early Education (GLEE) Act authorizes $100 million to establish bilingual early-learning programs in schools across the country.  These programs will help close the gap that exists between the United States and the rest of...

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Chu Blasts Deficit Commission's Proposal to Cut Social Security's Annual Cost of Living Increases

"Balancing the budget on the backs of America's seniors is completely unacceptable."  WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., criticized a proposal from the co-chairs of President Obama's fiscal commission that would dramatically reduce Social Security Benefits.  The plan, unveiled to commission members today by co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, would reduce the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security and raise the retirement age to 68.  "Balancing the budget...

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Chu Praises DOT's $10.17 Million Investment in Local Transit

 Department of Transportation allocates grant for new energy-efficient Ecoliner buses WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., today applauded U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement of a grant to help Foothill Transit put cleaner, more efficient buses into service.  The local transit agency, which provides service for the eastern San Gabriel Valley, will receive over $10 million in funds to purchase fast-charge battery electric buses and equipment needed for its...

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Chu Commends DOE's Anti-Bullying Efforts

Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., applauded the Department of Education�s efforts to protect young people from bullying and harassment. Yesterday, the Department provided guidance to educators across the country clarifying their legal responsibilities to respond to cases of harassment under civil rights law.

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"Education Day" Showcases Rep. Chu's Work for Our Schools and Students

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., held a series of events today to promote education-related legislation she is sponsoring in Congress. Chu's "Education Day" connected her with students, teachers, parents and community based organizations to learn about the innovative approaches local groups are taking to improve our schools, and discuss her efforts to expand these strategies nationwide.

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Chu Calls for Social Security COLA Adjustment

Urges Congress to stand up for seniors and fight to prevent second straight year of benefit freezes     WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., called on Congress to address the lack of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in the Social Security program as soon it resumes following the November elections. Without Congressional intervention, recipients face a benefit freeze for a second year in a row. "This recession has...

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Rep. Chu's Statement on Today's Decision Halting Enforcement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

“With this decision, the United States can finally put this intolerance behind us and work toward a more inclusive military that’s focused solely on protecting America instead of promoting prejudice.”  WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., issued the following statement today praising U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' decision to halt all enforcement of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bars gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the...

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Chu Joins Hoyer and Local Businessman in Support of Domestic Job-Creation

 "When we cut red tape, encourage business and 'Make It In America', we create jobs to lead the world's economy"WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., joined Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Harry Kazazian, Chief Executive Officer of Exxel Outdoors in Irwindale, for a press conference in support of domestic manufacturing jobs.  The event drew attention to the Democrat's "Make it in America" agenda, which aims to revive the...

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