Press Releases

December 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC- In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) today called on negotiators to include direct assistance, in the form of stimulus checks, for immigrant and mixed-status families in any COVID-19 emergency relief package. These are his remarks as delivered:

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 Socieda

December 11, 2020 Press Release
A collaboration between outside groups and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, this progressive vision signals a strong commitment to transforming the immigration system so it is humane, fair, equitable, centers family unity, and works for everyone

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) joined FIRM Action—the nation’s largest immigrant rights network—today in announcing the Roadmap to Freedom Resolution as a progressive vision to transform the immigration syste

December 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with 30 Members of Congress introduced a resolution declaring that public transit is a national priority which requires funding equal to the level of highway funding.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) introduced the Our Homes Our Votes Act, a bill that facilitates voter registration for residents of federally subsidized housing by allowing them to register to vote as they sign their lease. The bill has 18 original cosponsors.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act:

December 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Chairman of Task Force on Financial Technology Rep.

November 25, 2020 Press Release
93 Members warn that inconsistent and incomplete CDC data puts vulnerable populations at risk and worsens health outcomes for communities of color

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-4), Assistant Speaker-elect Katherine Clark (MA-5), and 91 other House members wrote a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield demanding that the agency release more robust data on disproportionate racial mortality rates from their recent report on excess deaths in 2020.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a bicameral letter signed by 73 Members of Congress to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the issuance of a worldwide temporary general license to allow coronavirus-related humanitarian trade to flow to U.S. sanctioned countries.

November 12, 2020 Press Release
“The education community and Latino families in our city owe a debt of gratitude to María”

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Chicago education activist and public servant María B. Cerda: