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October 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the  following message in English and Spanish regarding the Chicago Teachers Union strike. You can view the message here:

Video in English.

Video in Spanish.

“I’m the proud grandfather of Chicago public school students.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement today about the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike:

“Decades ago I was a proud union member in my first jobs. I have a long-standing tradition of support for working men and women and the importance of collective bargaining. The teachers and staff who work in our schools do important and challenging work—educating our children. I stand with the members of the CTU and SEIU as I have always advocated for workers to organize for better wages and working conditions.  

October 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) are leading a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew Albence raising their deep concerns about reports that the agency is building an “urban warfare” training facility in Fort Benning, modeled after neighborhoods in Chicago and Arizona. 

October 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), along with eight members of the Illinois delegation, sent a letter to American Airlines voicing their concerns over its plan to outsource 5,000 jobs overseas to foreign aircraft maintenance and repair stations. The Members, who represent communities served by two major Chicago airports, are troubled by the negative effects this decision may have on the safety of the national airspace as well as on the employees who may be displaced.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s September 26th announcement to single out and attack Chicago and other sanctuary cities.