Health

Far too many people remain uninsured in this country, including many of my constituents who pay too much for their medicine and care. No individual should ever have to choose between health care and bankruptcy.

I believe everyone should have access to affordable and quality health care. I will support measures that move us toward that goal, including fighting to protect Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, closing the uninsured gap, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, addressing the prescription drug affordability crisis, and reducing health disparities among different communities.

As a long-time advocate for universal health care, I aim to move our country towards a system with universal health care and proposals promoting Medicare for All.

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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 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) today unveiled the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2020, legislation to protect children in federally-assisted housing from dangerous lead exposure and poisoning. The Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2020 would adopt federal prevention measures, including comprehensive risk assessments, to determine the presence of lead hazards.

October 23, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (Il-04), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) joined by 36 Members of Congress introduced the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act to provide $17 billion to school districts to pay for PPE, cleaning supplies, technical training, and additional staff support needed to keep students, educators, and communities safe.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted to advance H.R 925, the revised HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives 214-207. The legislation would provide more than $2 trillion dollars in comprehensive relief to families, small businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) today introduced the Expanding Representation at HHS Act of 2020 to establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion within each covered agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).