Press Releases

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the Federal Reserve’s decision to move forward on building a real-time payments system.

July 31, 2019 Press Release
Guatemala is one of the most violent and impoverished countries in the world—not a safe place for vulnerable asylum seekers to seek refuge

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined a group of 15 Members of Congress, led by Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35) in a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan voicing strong objections to the recent signing of the “safe third country” agreement with the government of Guatemala.

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July 27, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision allowing President Trump to steal funds from the Department of Defense for an ineffective border wall:

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July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act: 

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July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Payment Modernization Act of 2019.

July 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement today regarding the current governance crisis in Puerto Rico:

“As a representative from a congressional district where nearly 60,000 of my constituents trace their family roots to Puerto Rico, I am deeply concerned about the current situation in the island.

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.

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July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting last night in support of holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying bipartisan subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform:

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Legislation will Require Automatic Emergency Brakes on Trucks and will Increase the Minimum Insurance Required for Motor Carriers

Washington D.C. - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) joined the Truck Safety Coalition and truck crash victims at a press conference today to introduce critical road safety legislation.

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