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February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Mark Takano (CA-41) re-introduced the Robust International Response to Pandemic Act. The bill directs United States representatives to multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), to assist developing countries as they fight COVID-19.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution. Adopting this budget enables Congress to act quickly and decisively to deliver the robust relief that families, workers, and communities need to combat the coronavirus pandemic and uplift the economy. Congressman García issued the following statement:

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today the House voted on a year-end agreement consisting of two legislative packages to fund the government through 2021 and provide additional COVID-19 relief. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted for Part II of H.R. 133, which funds domestic programs that include healthcare, environmental protections, roads and public transportation, workforce development, affordable housing, and over $900 billion in additional COVID-19 relief.

December 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC- In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) today called on negotiators to include direct assistance, in the form of stimulus checks, for immigrant and mixed-status families in any COVID-19 emergency relief package. These are his remarks as delivered:

The video of the speech can be found here.

November 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-4), Assistant Speaker-elect Katherine Clark (MA-5), and 91 other House members wrote a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield demanding that the agency release more robust data on disproportionate racial mortality rates from their recent report on excess deaths in 2020.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a bicameral letter signed by 73 Members of Congress to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the issuance of a worldwide temporary general license to allow coronavirus-related humanitarian trade to flow to U.S. sanctioned countries. Previous Administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have issued similar licenses to address humanitarian crises as need arose around the world.