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.

The United States can and should be a driving force around the world for freedom, human rights, and peace. This does not mean we should turn first to war and violence. Too many times, our first response to a foreign policy problem has been military action. 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. I continue to oppose the broad authorization of military force that has operated as a blank check for military use for 15 years.

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November 30, 2021 Press Release

García, Grijalva, Torres, Condemn Martial Law 

and Human Rights Abuses in Guatemala

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Susan Wild (PA-07), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement in response to a Brazilian Senate committee recommendation that President Bolsonaro and other government officials face criminal indictments ranging from misuse of public funds to crimes against humanity related to their response to COVID-19 in Brazil.

October 22, 2021 In The News

After nine months of investigation, the Treasury Department released seven pages doing little more than patting itself on the back.

September 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL—   Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“September 11th is a day of remembrance and reflection as we honor the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 was brought down by the heroic efforts of its passengers and crew.

September 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL— El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) emitió el siguiente comunicado con motivo del vigésimo aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre:

“El 11 de septiembre es un día de recuerdo y reflexión en el que honramos las vidas perdidas en el World Trade Center, el Pentágono y en Shanksville, Pensilvania, donde el Vuelo 93 fue derribado por los heroicos esfuerzos de sus pasajeros y tripulación.