Partnership Meets Rep. Judy Chu Virtually
IRWINDALE - This week, members of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership met with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) to get an update on federal policy and a variety of important issues here in the 27th district. Congresswoman Chu represents the western San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, Glendora, Claremont, and Upland. She serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee as well as the Small Business Committee in the House of Representatives. She was elected to Congress in 2009.
"We are grateful to Congresswoman Chu for her tireless service in representing the San Gabriel Valley in Congress," said Partnership President & CEO Bill Manis. "It is a great opportunity for our members to spend quality time with our lawmakers and get a clear picture of what's going on in Washington."
Congresswoman Chu touched on a number of important subjects, including ongoing efforts to conduct the decennial census here in the San Gabriel Valley as there are concerns that this area could lose a seat due to the slow growth in the region and more rapid growth in other states. She also spoke about a newly introduced transportation bill in the House, which has bipartisan support, and the ongoing nationwide protests for Black Lives Matter. She responded to questions from Partnership members about the Foothill Gold Line and addressed federal relief issues for the coronavirus pandemic.