Agriculture

Illinois’ fourth Congressional District is mostly urban and suburban, but as a Representative from the Midwest I recognize agriculture’s importance to the region. I also appreciate the importance of the FARM Bill, which represents historic compromise between rural and urban America.

On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I participate firsthand in making sure that Chicagoland’s transportation network effectively moves agricultural products across the country and throughout the world.

Critical to the needs of many working class families, agricultural policies like the FARM bill govern important safety net programs including the national food stamp policy, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), and free and reduced school lunch for disadvantaged youth.

More on Agriculture

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García Votes to Pass the Build Back Better Act

The bill makes transformative investments in affordable health care, child care, and housing;

tackles the climate crisis; and provides lasting protections for immigrants.

September 1, 2021 In The News

As the strike against food-company Nabisco continues, Illinois Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will join workers on the picket line.