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May 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  After leading more than half of their Democratic colleagues in pushing for a WTO TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL),  Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Angie Craig (D-MN), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Andy Levin (D-MI), today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. would support the waiver:

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), and 30 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the bureau to provide resources to allow mixed-status families to more easily claim the stimulus payments they are owed. Mixed-status families, in which one parent does not have a social security number, are owed payments under the December 2020 stimulus package and the American Rescue Plan.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide $1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“Help is on the way. The American Rescue Plan will put money in people’s pockets, expand vaccine distribution, get students and teachers safely back to school, provide much-needed rental assistance, and help small businesses keep the lights on.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $1.9 trillion in federal spending to address the ongoing pandemic: