Rep. Judy Chu

Representative from California’s 27th District, Democrat

Chu, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 27th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 32nd congressional district (2009-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Chu.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Chu has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chu is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Judy Chu sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Chu was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chu sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (23%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Commerce (13%) Health (13%) Water Resources Development (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Chu’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Chu’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 10 (113th): Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
May 9, 2014. Passed 360/45.
Nay H.R. 6156 (112th): Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Nov 16, 2012. Passed 365/43.
The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the ...
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.

Missed Votes

From Jul 2009 to Feb 2017, Chu missed 176 of 5,341 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 52 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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