Transportation and Infrastructure
Chicago is the heart of the nation’s transportation networks, including airways, transit, railroads, waterways, and highways.
As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I aim to ensure we bring our national infrastructure to a state-of-good-repair, fix our crumbling roads and bridges, and invest in more efficient, accessible, and affordable public transit all while ensuring the travelling public’s safety.
Access to good jobs, healthcare, education and job training starts with viable transportation -- it is the catalyst that drives our economy.
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Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Fees Act, legislation that would prohibit airlines from charging fees, including cancellation, change, and bag fees, that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs of the services actually provided. The bill also directs the Department of Transportation to review any other fees charged by airlines.
Washington, D.C. - Today at a hearing entitled, “The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Design, Development, and Marketing of the Aircraft,” Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Financial Services Committee, grilled Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, for putting profits over safety and pressed him to resign. Video of the Congressman’s remark can be found at this link.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) launched the Future of Transportation Caucus, which will be dedicated to creating a vision for the future of our transportation system that emphasizes equity, access, and sustainability. The caucus formally launched this morning and will feature a standing series of briefings and forums to generate awareness and policy discussions including sustainability, safety, and improved connectivity for all communities.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), along with eight members of the Illinois delegation, sent a letter to American Airlines voicing their concerns over its plan to outsource 5,000 jobs overseas to foreign aircraft maintenance and repair stations. The Members, who represent communities served by two major Chicago airports, are troubled by the negative effects this decision may have on the safety of the national airspace as well as on the employees who may be displaced.