Environment

This generation faces an unprecedented and urgent climate crisis that threatens our economy, our national security, and our planet. As a nation and member of the global community, we must aggressively confront human-caused climate change. To do so, policy makers must promote a transition to sustainable technologies in the 21st century.

We must work to conserve our national parks, public lands, and our precious natural resources, while ensuring that the air we breathe and the water we drink are healthy and clean. Toxic emissions and global warming threaten public health and the security of the American people.

By investing in the development of a green economy, we can create millions of good jobs, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and secure our economic prosperity by becoming an international leader in the development, manufacture, and implementation of green technologies.

More on Environment

June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

April 23, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09),  Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Nicole Cantello, President of AFGE Local 704, Representatives from Sierra Club Illinois and other environmental organizations at an Earth Day rally to denounce President Trump’s budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

March 21, 2019 Video

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), a member of the House Financial Services Committee which has jurisdiction of federal housing, and Representative Joe Cunningham (SC-01) on Tuesday introduced the Safe Housing for Families Act to provide carbon monoxide detectors in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing units. Democratic Whip Clyburn along with Reps. Norton, Moore, Clarke, Velázquez, S. Maloney, Clay, Tlaib, Fudge, Rose, Cohen and others joined as original cosponsors.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today during a hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, “Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change”, Congressman Jesus “Chuy” García highlighted the impact that climate change has on underserved, working class and minority communities:

“The fact is, climate change is causing more extreme weather events and will put more strain on our crumbling infrastructure. During the last polar vortex, two steel beams supporting Lake Shore Drive in Chicago cracked as did transit rail in Minneapolis.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement as original cosponsor of the Green New Deal Resolution that recognizes the federal government’s duty to pursue environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development in the 21st century:

“Climate change is one of the most consequential challenges we face as a country, global community and as a generation. It poses a great threat to our future, but also an immense opportunity to harness the great ingenuity of the American spirit.