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February 18, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL - This week, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García was appointed Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 117th Congress. Congressman García, the only member of the Illinois Delegation serving on the committee, released the following statement:

January 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  This week Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) was reappointed to serve on the Financial Services, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Committees for the 117th Congress. Congressman García issued the following statement:

December 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) introduced the Community Driven Recovery for Puerto Rico Act, a bill that strengthens transparency and oversight of federal recovery efforts in Puerto Rico by establishing a Civil Society Task Force to ensure Puerto Ricans have a seat at the table in the decisions about recovery efforts. The Community Driven Recovery for Puerto Rico Act:

December 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Hoy el Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) y el Congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) presentaron la Ley de Recuperación Impulsada por la Comunidad para Puerto Rico, un proyecto de ley que fortalece la transparencia y supervisión de los esfuerzos de recuperación federal en Puerto Rico al establecer un Grupo de Trabajo de la Sociedad Civil para asegurar que los puertorriqueños tengan un lugar en la mesa en las decisiones sobre los esfuerzos de recuperación.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting to support the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act:

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes:

“My thoughts and solidarity are with our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. I have been closely following the life-threatening conditions caused by the repeated earthquakes in the island, where many of my constituents have family members.