January 23, 2019
Press Release
Lands spot on Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship with jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & immigration reform.

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.

“I consider these assignments vital to the Houston Region, the State of Texas and the entire country. I’ve always fought for the civil rights of everyone in our community, and my subcommittee assignments allow me to use my experience to continue those efforts as we work to defend our right to vote, protect our dreamers, and push for comprehensive immigration reform” Garcia said. " I also look forwarding to working to hold this administration accountable for the failures of their disastrous family separation policy."

The Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security has jurisdiction over immigration and naturalization, border security, treaties, admission of refugees, conventions and international agreements, private immigration and claims bills, and non-border enforcement among other subject matters.

The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has jurisdiction over constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, federal civil rights and relevant oversight involving those issues. 

“Serving on these subcommittees is an honor," Garcia said.

"The Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee can oversee and investigate the Trump administration’s failure in reporting of the number of children separated from their families, and the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will oversee voter protection efforts nationwide” she said. "This committee will also play an integral role in evaluating pardon power, the electoral college, voting rights and the emoluments clauses."

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia proudly represents the 29th District of Texas which encompasses Houston, Pasadena, Galena Park, Jacinto City, City of South Houston, Humble and Aldine.