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October 23, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX - Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Jesús “Chuy” García (Il-04), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) joined by 36 Members of Congress introduced the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act to provide $17 billion to school districts to pay for PPE, cleaning supplies, technical training, and additiona

October 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the sad news of Monica Roberts’ passing:

October 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Tomorrow, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will host a press availability to discuss the latest on coronavirus relief efforts in Congress, the latest news on the Trump administration’s inhumane family separation policies, the Congressional investigation into human rights violations at the Irwin ICE Detention Center, and other news of the day.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution today urgently condemning the unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures—including partial and full hysterectomies —performed on immigrant women without their full, informed consent at the private, for-profit Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. H.Res.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Governor Greg Abbott used his emergency powers to limit counties from establishing sites for qualified voters to securely return their absentee ballots. This is expected to impact Texans over the age of 65 and people with disabilities the most. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response:

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) filed bipartisan legislation to rename the post office located at 5302 Galveston Road in Houston, Texas, in honor of Houston-native and former Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the bipartisan Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Lois Frankel (FL-21) led 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women wit

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) filed the Protect Older Job Applicants Act, which will codify and clarify protections for older job applicants in the current Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

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In The News

August 18, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON – The U.S. Postmaster General announced Tuesday he will halt operational changes at the United States Postal Service until after the 2020 election.

Some Texas congressional members called for legislation to prevent the postmaster from doing another about-face.

August 18, 2020 In The News

Following days of mounting public pressure, U.S. Postmaster Louis DeJoy said Tuesday he would halt all operational changes he’s made to the postal service in recent months, including major cutbacks, until after the November election.

August 18, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON — Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia hosted a today along with other local labor leaders on crisis involving the United States Postal Service.

August 17, 2020 In The News

Texas Democrats are not used to having such a small role during a Democratic National Convention.

August 17, 2020 In The News

No party should take for granted the votes of any group tied together by race, ethnicity, gender or religion. And yet for all the focus they’ve put on diversity in recent years, Democrats appear to be doing just that as they gather virtually beginning tonight for the party’s four-day online convention.

August 15, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON, Texas -- After an emotional public memorial celebrating Vanessa Guillen, she was remembered in a private funeral service.

Guests stood outside Holy Name Catholic Church, where American flags lined the street.

August 15, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON — Flags from the U.S., Texas and Mexico flew at half staff Friday as a white, horse-drawn carriage embellished with white flowers brought in the custom green casket that carried the remains of a slain soldier.

August 14, 2020 In The News

Vanessa Guillén and her family were failed.

On July 5, investigators identified Guillén’s remains a full two months after she disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas. 

August 14, 2020 In The News

Houston native Vanessa Guillén’s public memorial service is underway today at Cesar Chavez High School, Guillén’s alma mater. Guillén’s family and friends were joined by their fellow Houstonians to mourn the loss of the 20-year-old Army soldier, who was killed on her base at Fort Hood in April.

August 14, 2020 In The News

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