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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July 7, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García published an op-ed in the Mexican newspaper Reforma calling on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hold President Trump accountable for his attacks against Mexicans and Mexican immigrants during his visit tomorrow in Washington.

April 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced the Robust International Response to Pandemic Act. The bill directs United States representatives to multilateral development banks like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help developing countries as they fight COVID-19.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C . -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S.J.Res. 68, a joint resolution directing the President not to engage in further hostilities against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization:

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to block the Trump Administration Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy:

“Today the court has agreed with immigration advocates and civil rights organizations: the United States cannot send people to a country where they face persecution, grave danger and even death. The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy violates federal immigration law.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C . -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to block federal funding for war against Iran without Congressional approval and repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF):

“Today, the House voted to stop the President from starting another endless war. The amendments we passed restrict the Trump Administration, and any future president, from conducting unauthorized military action without Congressional approval.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to address the Israeli - Palestinian conflict:

January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass H.Con.Res. 83, directing President Trump to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces in hostilities against Iran:

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration conducted an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport:

“The killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by our military forces confirms our worst fears: President Trump may be provoking an international crisis and putting us on the brink of war to distract the country from his impeachment. This is wrong.