Press Releases

March 24, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX - Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) made the following statement in response to the Stay at Home Order issued by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner:

March 23, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX - Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) filed legislation that would provide minority-owned businesses $3 billion in grants through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). It was included as a provision in The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, H.R.

March 23, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX – On the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and 125 of her House Democratic colleagues in a letter demanding for the Trump Administration to end its Texas v. U.S.

March 21, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX - Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) led 15 House Democratic colleagues in urging House and Senate leadership to waive the two year waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries applying for Medicare.

March 19, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX – Today, bipartisan members of the Houston Congressional delegation released the following statement on the coronavirus pandemic. Joining the statement were Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Pete Olson (TX-22), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Al Green (TX-09), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18).

March 14, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) voted in favor of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a strong, bipartisan bill that builds on the House Democrat's first coronavirus-related bill - the $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes:

March 4, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the June Medical Services v. Russo abortion access case. The case challenges a Louisiana law that requires doctors performing abortions to have hospital admitting privileges, almost identical to the Texas law that was struck down in 2016.

February 27, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

WASHINGTON, DC — Today in the House Committee on the Judiciary, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) chaired a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on “The Current State of the United States Refugee Program.” The hearing examined the impact of the administration’s efforts to effectively weaken the U.S.

February 27, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $11 million to BakerRipley for its Head Start Programs.

February 22, 2020 Press Release
Media Contact: Robert Julien (DC): Email: Robert.julien@mail.house.gov; Cell: 202-227-0330

HOUSTON, TX – Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) hosted a roundtable discussion with business, labor, and community leaders at the Port of Houston.

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