Rep. Judy Chu

Representative from California’s 27th District, Democrat

Chu, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 27th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Chu for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Judy Chu sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chu sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (17%) Health (11%) Commerce (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 2009 to Sep 2016, Chu missed 170 of 5,176 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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