Press Releases

May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at a press conference to denounce the inhumane treatment that has led to the death of another child under custody of the Department of Homeland Security.  The latest victim, a 16-year-old Guatemalan immigrant, had been detained for seven days in Weslaco, Texas.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC-  At a hearing of the Financial Services Committee today, Congressman “Chuy” García (IL-04) called on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to support H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act, which would make carbon monoxide (CO) detectors mandatory in public housing units subsidized by HUD. 

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04) issued the following statement on the immigration proposal announced today by President Trump:

May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-  Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and 11 other Members of Congress including senior Financial Services Members Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and Al Green (TX- 09), as well as Freshmen Members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Katie Porter (CA-45) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), called on the Federal Reserve Board to stop the series of

May 14, 2019 Press Release
Bill would repeal the 287(g) program, which allows ICE to partner with local law enforcement to serve as immigration officers
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Representatives Jesus “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Mike Quigley (IL-05), and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) re-introduced legislation that seeks to remove the ability of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to contract with local law enforcement for the purposes of enforcing federal immigration law.
May 10, 2019 Press Release
The Preserving Overseas Immigration Services Act Requires Congressional Approval Prior to the Closure or Consolidation of USCIS Overseas Field Offices

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04) introduced legislation to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from closing Citizenship and Immigration Services offices overseas without the consent of Congress.

May 9, 2019 Press Release
We will not leave millions of Americans without health care

Washington, DC- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted today in support of H.R. 986, Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, legislation that blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage Americans’ health care.  

May 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC- U.S. Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Representative Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) today sent a letter to the Financial Services Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Ranking Member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and to the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Sen.

May 6, 2019 Press Release
The Protections in Consumer Lending Act Would Create Transparency in the Credit Lending Process, Help Identify Predatory Lending Patterns and Enforce Anti-Discrimination Laws

Washington, DC U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL-04) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Protections in Consumer Lending Act, new legislation to help protect people against discrimination when they apply for different types of credit.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Jim Costa (CA-16) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) joined Latinos for Secure Retirement, Social Security Works and the National Immigration Law Center to denounce the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to harass immigrants and working people.