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.

More on Civil Rights and Women’s Issues

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.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC.-- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted today in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that seeks to address gender wage discrimination.  Congressman García issued the following statement:

“Equal pay for equal work is a basic principle for any fair society, but our country has never lived up to it. Today I voted for the Paycheck Fairness Act to change that and ensure pay equity for women in the workforce.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week commemorates the 5-year anniversary of the assassination of Honduran environmental and indigenous rights leader, Berta Cáceres. Five years later, the fight for human rights in Honduras wages on, and the United States must drastically change its role in that fight.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act in the House of Representatives:

“I voted to pass the Equality Act because regardless of who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the freedom to live without fear of discrimination and harassment. It's time we live up to our values and ensure all people have equal rights under the law.