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 issued the following statement regarding the return to in person education in Chicago:
Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Chicago education activist and public servant María B. Cerda:
Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (Il-04), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) joined by 36 Members of Congress introduced the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act to provide $17 billion to school districts to pay for PPE, cleaning supplies, technical training, and additional staff support needed to keep students, educators, and communities safe.
Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL), Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Diversifying by Investing in Educators and Students to Improve outcomes For Youth (DIVERSIFY) Act. The legislation will increase the TEACH Grant award to support students interested in becoming teachers, ensuring an education workforce as diverse as the students it serves.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement today about the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike:
“Decades ago I was a proud union member in my first jobs. I have a long-standing tradition of support for working men and women and the importance of collective bargaining. The teachers and staff who work in our schools do important and challenging work—educating our children. I stand with the members of the CTU and SEIU as I have always advocated for workers to organize for better wages and working conditions.
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.