Press Releases

June 24, 2021 Press Release
“We must empower states to protect their residents from debts they can’t repay”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the House of Representatives approved S.J.Res. 15, the Senate companion of a resolution sponsored by Congressman Jesús “Chuy'' García (IL-04), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, to repeal the so-called “True Lender” rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), by a bipartisan vote of 218-208.

June 10, 2021 Press Release
This Legislation will create good-paying jobs, start addressing the climate crisis, and modernize crumbling infrastructure
June 8, 2021 Press Release

Text from the ASAP Act, which would establish a federal grant program to upgrade and improve passenger accessibility among the nation’s legacy rail transit systems, to be included in Chair DeFazio’s INVEST in America Act


June 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement upon the sudden passing on May 23nd of Team Chuy’s press secretary and digital manager Courtney Ann Neale:

May 28, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL.- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources which has oversight on issues pertaining the U.S. territories, issued the following statement regarding Puerto Rico’s plans to privatize its electrical grid next week: 

May 28, 2021 Press Release
Congressmen introduce bill to protect traveling public from largest, heaviest trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking to make highways around the nation safer for drivers, Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) reintroduced the Safe Roads Act of 2021, which would direct the Department of Transportation to require that all new tractor trailers be equipped with and use an automatic emergency braking system. 

May 28, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL.- El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Vice Presidente del Comité de Recursos Naturales de la Cámara de Representantes que supervisa los asuntos relacionados con los territorios de Estados Unidos, emitió el siguiente comunicado sobre los planes de Puerto Rico para privatizar su red eléctrica la próxima semana:

May 27, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL — Following the introduction of the Connecting Youth to Jobs Act, a bill to create living-wage employment opportunities for young people facing barriers to employment and historically disadvantaged youth, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) sent two letters this week calling on the Department of Justice and the City of Chicago to make urgently needed po

May 20, 2021 Press Release
This legislation will help diversify the education system by increasing the maximum TEACH Grant award from $4,000 to $8,000 per year to align with the full cost of college today

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL), Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and U.S.

May 18, 2021 Press Release
“Public transportation systems should be accessible to all Americans, especially those protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03) members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced today the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021, legislation that aims to help make public transportation systems more accessible to passengers with disabilities.  This proposal would