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July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act in the U.S House of Representatives. This bill will gradually increase the federal minimum wage over the next six years to $15 an hour. Increasing the wages of nearly 180,000 workers in Illinois’ 4th Congressional District.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ro Khanna (CA-17), introduced the Reward Work Act today, as a companion to legislation by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bill will address the explosion in so-called “stock buybacks.” Since the late 1970s, a growing share of economic growth has gone to Wall Street with little given to workers. This is  especially true since the passage of the 2017 tax overhaul.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Ro Khanna (CA-17), introduced the Reward Work Act today, as a companion to legislation by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bill will address the explosion in so-called “stock buybacks.” Since the late 1970s, a growing share of economic growth has gone to Wall Street with little given to workers. This is  especially true since the passage of the 2017 tax overhaul. Since President Trump signed that bill, corporate firms have spent more than  $1 trillion on stock buybacks  to pay out executives and shareholders.

March 19, 2019 Photo Gallery

Congressmen Chuy García, Danny Davis (IL-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), join musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to demand protection of their pension benefits.

March 12, 2019 Photo Gallery

Congressman Chuy García stands with Wells Fargo workers, For Better Banks, Senator Sherrod Brown and Communications Workers of America to demand and end of corrupt and discriminatory practices at Wells Fargo.