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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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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
Washington, DC - Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04) released the following statement after voting present on H. Res. 326:
“I have always strongly supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I was a co-sponsor of H. Res 326 as originally introduced in April 2019 because it affirmed Congressional support for a negotiated solution to bring peace and security to the region. The resolution was a significant positive step toward peace.
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Bobby Rush (IL-01) sent the following letter to the Organization of American States seeking answers to several questions related to the controversial Bolivian Presidential election of October 20, 2019.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement after voting against House Resolution 246:
“I deeply support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace, freedom, security, and prosperity. I believe that these aspirations can only be achieved through a negotiated peace process that will lead to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.