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May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Garcia (TX-29) introduced the Worksite Reporting Act, H.R. 2872, a bill that improves safety and security on construction sites by requiring site-controlling employers to keep a log for all recordable injuries and illnesses occurring among all employees on a project, regardless of who employs the worker.

 

May 22, 2019 Press Release
The Public Oversight of Detention Centers (POD) Act would provide members of Congress access to immigration detention centers within 48 hours of request. In 2019 alone, ICE facilities have had outbreaks in Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) alongside Reps. Jason Crow (CO-06), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced legislation to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from blocking members of Congress from access to detention centers that house immigrants and migrant children.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R.

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May 14, 2019 Press Release
Bill would repeal 287(g) program, which allows ICE to partner with local law enforcement to serve as immigration officers

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Representative Mike Quigley (I-05L) with Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Hank Johnson (GA-04), and Jesus “Chuy” García (IL-04) re-introduced legislation that seeks to remove the ability of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to con

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), and 20 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Ben Carson, Secretar

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Garcia (TX-29) joined Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) to introduce the Asylum Seeker Protection Act.

 

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May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sylvia Garcia released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress:

 

May 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sylvia Garcia released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress:

 

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sylvia Garcia and members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing in Houston on the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act in the state of Texas.

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