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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Analysis

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 one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chu sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Health (16%) Commerce (14%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Water Resources Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Chu’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 6393: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Nov 30, 2016. Passed 390/30.
Yea H.Res. 507: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code ...
Nov 3, 2015. Passed 248/171.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
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 ...
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.
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 Jul 2017, Chu missed 182 of 5,644 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

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