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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.

July 12, 2019 Press Release
Our Military Spending Is Too High, But We Must Bring a Strong, Progressive Bill to Negotiate with the Senate

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020:

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will issue an executive order to collect citizenship information from every department and agency in the federal government:

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement after the Department of Commerce formally announced that the 2020 U.S. Census will be printed without the citizenship question.

June 28, 2019 Press Release
García’s first bill wins bipartisan support and is on its way to full House vote

Washington, D.C. - Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public and publicly subsidized housing advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee this week, and it’s on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives. The Safe Housing for Families Act, Rep.

June 28, 2019 Press Release
García’s first bill wins bipartisan support and is on its way to full House vote

Washington, D.C. - Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in public and publicly subsidized housing advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee this week, and it’s on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives. The Safe Housing for Families Act, Rep.

June 28, 2019 Press Release
Forced Arbitration Clauses Deny Consumers Who Have Been Cheated the Ability to Hold Banks Accountable

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June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement upon voting against the Senate version of the Emergency Border Supplemental Bill:

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