Press Releases

June 12, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. -  Maria Whelan, President and CEO of Illinois Action for Children passed away suddenly on June 10th. Maria was an authority in the early child care and education field. Throughout her career, Whelan developed a legacy as a fighter for child care assistance programs for working parents in Illinois.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced a bill this week in line with the principles of the Future of Transportation Caucus: H.R.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - In response to the murder of George Floyd and systemic police brutality against Black and Latino communities, Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Karen Bass (CA-37), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and 45 Members of Congress to introduce a resolution calling on Congress to condemn the criminalization of marginalized

June 3, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García released the following statement to protest the brutal murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer: 

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) sent a letter to U.S.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia voted to advance H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives 208-199. The legislation would provide more than $3 trillion dollars in comprehensive relief to families, small businesses, and state and local governments.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement regarding Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony in front of a Senate committee today:

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Bipartisan bill would protect consumers from predatory loans as regulators fail to rein in industry

Chicago, IL - As COVID-19 brings financial devastation to our communities, Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García and Glenn Grothman urge Congress to pass their Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (H.R. 5050), a bill to protect families recovering from the pandemic by extending the protections of the Military Lending Act to all consumers.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
“Workers cannot be deemed essential and be treated as expendable”

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today with Members of the Illinois Congressional delegation calling on the agency to fulfill its mission and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in meatpacking plants.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released results from their two respective investigations, in addition to a third independent study, to determine how the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack impacted Little Village and the surrounding neighborhoods.