Foreign Affairs

Peaceful relations abroad are vitally important to our stability back home. When the United States acts as an agent of goodwill, we reap the benefits of a stable economy, a vibrant workforce, and a safer world.

I am particularly interested in ensuring that the United States is a good neighbor to Mexico, Central, and South America. Diplomacy, foreign aid, and peaceful mediation can prevent people’s displacement, which in turn reduces the strain on our immigration system and fosters lasting relationships that benefit the entire region.

I firmly believe that military intervention and the use of military force should be strictly reserved as a last resort, after all diplomatic solutions have been exhausted.

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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.

October 21, 2020 In The News
September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in support of the Trump Administration’s efforts to end Temporary Protected Status:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and 107 Members of Congress sent a letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urging him to ensure Mexican state governments drop politically motivated charges against labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas. The letter also urges Mexico to ensure states comply with the labor rights guaranteed by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6395, the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“The House of Representatives should not approve $740.5 billion for military programs while working families face a global pandemic and a devastating economic downturn.