In Congress, I will strive to ensure every child has access to high-quality, public K-12, technical, and college education, and that they have opportunities to success in a diverse, globally competitive workforce.
Congress must provide robust funding for our education system and we must do more to address the over trillion-dollars of student loan debt that exists, currently saddling American families and strangling our economy.
I want to ensure that students are not graduating with overwhelming debt and that we protect and strengthen existing programs for financial aid.
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Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-06) introduced H.R. 4245, the HOPE for FAFSA Act of 2019, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reduce the complexity and length of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) successfully included two provisions in H.R. 2740, the first Democratic Majority-passed Appropriations package since 2010. H.R. 2740 provides $982.8 billion to fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy until Sept 30, 2020.
Arturo Ballestero, a rising senior in high school from Chicago, received a perfect score on the 2019 AP Spanish Language and Culture exam in April. Read more about his accomplishment here.
On April 2, LARES' program executive director, Hugo Teruel and his team, visited Congressman Chuy García in his Washington, D.C. office. LARES plays a key role in helping Latino students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, my alma mater, graduate.
Washington, DC- Today during a hearing of the Committee on Financial Services entitled “Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) pressed the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Kathy Kraninger, to commit to gaining a fuller understanding of the growing student debt problem, particularly in communities of color.