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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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.

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.

August 13, 2021 Press Release

Grijalva, García, 17 Members of Congress call for Biden Administration to Change Failed Trump-Era Venezuela Policy

August 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL.- El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García emitió el siguiente comunicado felicitando a Ken Salazar por su confirmación por parte del Senado de Estados Unidos como Embajador en México:

August 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL. -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement congratulating Ken Salazar on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to Mexico:

“I congratulate Ken Salazar on his confirmation to be U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. His life and family history reminds us of the contributions the Hispanic community has made to the United States for centuries. Our stories are rooted both in Mexico and the United States and our values are the same: hard work, family, faith, and education. 

May 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  After leading more than half of their Democratic colleagues in pushing for a WTO TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL),  Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Angie Craig (D-MN), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Andy Levin (D-MI), today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. would support the waiver:

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) alongside Representatives Hank Johnson (GA-04), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led a group of 21 lawmakers in introducing the House companion to Senator Merkley’s Honduras Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act of 2021. This critical legislation, which is identical to the Senate version, lays out a comprehensive framework for combating corruption, impunity, and human rights violations in Honduras.