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May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 2763 to block a proposed US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule that targets mixed-immigrant status families for federal housing eviction, including 55,000 children.

 

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Garcia (TX-29) joined Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) to introduce the Asylum Seeker Protection Act.

 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia lauded the sudden resignation of Dr. Juan Sanchez, Founder and CEO of Southwest Key Programs. The non-profit Southwest Key manages one of the largest networks of child detention centers for migrant children in government care.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Garcia (TX-29) joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7), and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) to introduce the Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, as an original co-sponsor.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia joined more than 230 lawmakers to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, the largest elections and ethics overhaul in U.S. history.

“Today is truly a victory for the American people. Through this legislation, we will end the dominance of big money in politics and bring more transparency to our campaign finance system than ever before,” Congresswoman Garcia said. “H.R. 1 will ensure government actually serves the people, not special interests, and protect every citizen’s right to vote.”

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, over a hundred national leaders and lawmakers joined together with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the nation’s leading Latino leadership foundation, in honoring Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia the Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service.

February 20, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia joined Congressman Joaquin Castro and more than 220 other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in introducing the National Emergencies Act (NEA), a resolution to terminate the Trump Administration’s National Emergency Declaration. The emergency declaration signed by President Trump last week seeks to divert over $3 billion from military resources to build a proposed border wall on the southwestern border, effectively circumventing Congress to secure money that lawmakers have refused to give him.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) is proud to announce Devani Gonzalez of Galena Park, Texas will be her guest for the 2019 State of the Union address on February 5. Devani is a Substitute Teacher who came to the United States when she was 7 years old. Before graduating from San Jacinto Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in 2017, she was awarded with the 2017 Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award. After graduation she was a recruit with the Community Volunteer Fire Department.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, has secured a position on the House Financial Services Subcommittee Oversight and Investigations. She also secured a position on the newly formed House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.

“I consider these assignments vital to the Houston Region, the State of Texas and the entire country. We must work to ensure this economy works for everyone and that everyone has a seat at the table, while protecting consumers from abusive financial practices.”

January 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, has secured a position on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. She also secured a position on the newly re-named House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.