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 I am an original cosponsor of Medicare for All. We must increase coverage, support small businesses, expand primary care, and lower premiums. Medicare for All is the right step toward addressing the high costs and inequalities in the current health care system.
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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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“I offer my congratulations to Xavier Becerra who was just confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the first Latino to hold the position.
Washington, DC - Today the House voted on a year-end agreement consisting of two legislative packages to fund the government through 2021 and provide additional COVID-19 relief. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted for Part II of H.R. 133, which funds domestic programs that include healthcare, environmental protections, roads and public transportation, workforce development, affordable housing, and over $900 billion in additional COVID-19 relief.
Washington, DC - Today the House passed Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety (“CO Alerts”) Act as part of an omnibus funding package. The CO ALERTS Act, formerly known as the Safe Housing for Families Act, protects residents of public and subsidized housing from carbon monoxide poisoning by providing funds for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in each unit of affordable housing.
Washington, DC - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced a suite of five health equity bills aimed at reducing health disparities for communities of color. The bills are part of the larger Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 introduced in April by Congressman García and the Tri-Caucus.
Washington, DC- In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) today called on negotiators to include direct assistance, in the form of stimulus checks, for immigrant and mixed-status families in any COVID-19 emergency relief package. These are his remarks as delivered:
The video of the speech can be found here.