Press Releases

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and 39 cosponsors introduced the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act today to prohibit landlords from evicting rental tenants during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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March 20, 2020 Press Release
Any relief package must help all small businesses, including minority owned small businesses, recover, not put them in debt

Chicago, IL - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) along with 32 Members of Congress urged leaders in the House and Senate to consider providing grants and direct cash in addition to loans to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) led 51 Members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to support public transportation agencies, including their workers, in any future stimulus packages to address the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

March 19, 2020 Press Release
Any relief package must include strong guarantees to protect jobs, pensions, and benefits for all workers

Chicago, IL - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Steve Cohen (TN-09) urged leaders in the House and Senate to include protections for workers and consumers in any financial assistance aimed at supporting the airline industry as part of further economic stimulus to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL. - Representatives Jesύs “Chuy” García (IL-04), William Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) led 70 Members of Congress in urging the major credit reporting agencies to stop rating adverse credit events such as missed medical bills, credit card payments and rent and mortgage payments until the COVID-19 public health emergency has passed.  

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and  Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 74  Members of Congress in sending a letter to the country’s largest home mortgage lenders calling on them to halt all foreclosure proceedings until the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health pandemic has passed. 

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement as the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives prepare legislative proposals to address the public health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus:

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March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C . -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes programs that have been misused to spy on Americans:

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Cargo Flight Deck Security Act. This bipartisan bill will ensure that flight decks on cargo planes are as secure as those in all other aircraft.

March 11, 2020 Press Release
“The House and Senate agree: Congress has the exclusive authority to declare war”

Washington, D.C . -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S.J.Res. 68, a joint resolution directing the President not to engage in further hostilities against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization:

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