Civil Rights and Women’s Issues

I have the great honor of representing a district that embodies Chicago’s diversity. We are a community of immigrants, where families from around the world have settled to call home.

As Congressman, I am determined to make a safe, equitable environment available to all, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, or immigration status.

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January 17, 2022 Press Release

Congressman García’s Statement on Sims Metal & General Iron

“Sims Metal and General Iron have abysmal track records when it comes to the environment and the safety of the communities they enter”

CHICAGO, IL – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement about Sims Metal Management and General Iron Industries Incorporated’s intentions to establish plants in Chicago’s Southeast and Southwest sides, including his district: 

November 30, 2021 Press Release

García, Tlaib Lead Letter Asking

AG Garland, DOJ to Intervene in Donziger Case

Human Rights Lawyer & Environmental Activist Jailed for Taking on Big Oil Polluter Chevron

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García’s Statement on Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two men and wounded another amidst protests last summer, was acquitted on all counts:

October 26, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García to hold Press Conference with Amazon Watch

Calling for the Release of Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Steven Donziger


October 20, 2021 Press Release

Representative García Honors Workers Around the Nation During “Striketober”

***Video Included***

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) a member of the Congressional Labor Caucus today paid tribute on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to the thousands of workers from multiple industries across our country who are currently on strike and those who have taken a vote and may soon be on strike during what is now being called “Striketober”.


May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03) members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced today the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021, legislation that aims to help make public transportation systems more accessible to passengers with disabilities.  This proposal would establish a federal grant program to support legacy transit and commuter rail systems to upgrade existing stations to meet or exceed accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities A

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) alongside Representatives Hank Johnson (GA-04), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led a group of 21 lawmakers in introducing the House companion to Senator Merkley’s Honduras Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act of 2021. This critical legislation, which is identical to the Senate version, lays out a comprehensive framework for combating corruption, impunity, and human rights violations in Honduras.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted today to pass the NO BAN Act, which would prevent future presidents from issuing discriminatory travel bans, and the Access to Counsel Act, which would ensure individuals detained at a port of entry have access to legal representation.