Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia pushes for stronger COVID-19 response

November 14, 2020
In The News

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D), received 71% of the vote in her re-election to represent the 29th Congressional District. She is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and says her win lets her continue to fight for the needs of her constituents, including a more aggressive response from state leadership in the COVID-19 crisis.

“They actually filed a lawsuit against the county judge for saying he wanted to shut down parts of his county," Garcia said, referring to State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s successful effort to halt the shutdown of El Paso non-essential businesses. "That is absolutely ridiculous. Every county knows its local needs better. We should let them do their job.”

Garcia talks about what more can and should be done, the optimism she feels with President-Elect Joe Biden heading to the White House and much more.