Press Releases

February 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement after Pete Buttigieg was confirmed as the Secretary of Transportation.

“I offer my congratulations to Pete Buttigieg who was just confirmed by the US Senate to be the next  Secretary of Transportation and the first openly gay cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

February 1, 2021 Press Release

Chicago, IL — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement marking the beginning of Black History Month:

January 29, 2021 Press Release
Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Consider House Led Legislation Addressing Immigrant Rights and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (VA-08), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and introduced a critical legislative package to protect immigrant rights.

January 28, 2021 Press Release

Chicago, IL -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the passing of community activist Raúl Montes Sr.:

“On January 23rd, my wife Evelyn and I lost a dear friend, and my neighborhood of Little Village lost a beloved community member: Raúl Montes Sr.

January 28, 2021 Press Release
As President Biden aims to overhaul the American immigration system, this legislation would help welcome and support immigrants and refugees as they adapt to life in the United States

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), Grace Meng (D-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the National Office of New Americans Act in the House of Representatives. U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) will introduce the same measure in the Senate.

January 27, 2021 Press Release
A collaboration between FIRM Action, other 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, DC — 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) introduced the Roadmap to Freedom Resolution today.

January 26, 2021 Press Release
Legislation will dismantle the prison to deportation system and challenge systemic racism in immigration laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), and 35 Members of Congress, alongside more than 300 advocacy organizations and community representatives, introduced the New Way Forward Act, a landmark piece of legislation to address injustice and structural racism in the U.S.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García released the following statement today on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first African American, woman, and Asian American to be Vice President:

January 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  This week Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) was reappointed to serve on the Financial Services, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Committees for the 117th Congress. Congressman García issued the following statement:

January 14, 2021 Press Release

Chicago, IL – This week, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) convened a virtual meeting between labor groups leaders and Illinois Unidos to address the COVID-19 pandemic through multi-sector collaboration across groups.