Texas Congressional Democrats, celebrated by the national party for breakthrough victories in November that sent the first two Latinas in Texas history to Congress as well as helped secure a Democratic majority in the U.S. House, were rewarded this week with influential committee assignments.
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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.
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.”
Houston, TX – Today, members of the American Federation of Government Employees Union, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and State Senator Carol Alvarado spoke out about solutions to help federal government employees at Hobby Airport.
With over 35,000 workers in Texas and 800,000 federal workers nationwide furloughed or forced to work without pay there is an urgent need to ensure that no one is threatened with losing their home or being evicted. Additionally, leaders are asking to place a safeguard on essential household utilities such as water and electricity.
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WASHINGTON – Hoy, La Congresista Sylvia R. Garcia, TX-29, fue nombrado al Comité de Servicios Financieros de la Cámara de Representativas y el Comité de Asuntos Judiciales de la Cámara de Representativas para el Congreso 116º. Su asignación a los dos es indubitadamente un testimonio a sus innumerables logros como servidor público.
WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Representative Sylvia R. Garcia, TX-29, was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee for the 116th Congress. Her placement on both committees is undoubtedly a testament to her many accomplishments as a public servant.