July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House Committee on Education and Labor advanced the Protect Older Job Applicants Act, HR 3992, introduced by Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29).

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to stop detaining pregnant, nursing, and postpartum migrant women at the border.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) led Texas Democratic representatives in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) along with the Democratic Women’s Caucus leadership, sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) advocating for increasing diversity and reducing structural barriers to participation in the broker-dealer industry.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

 Washington D.C. — Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold restrictive Arizona voting laws in test of the Voting Rights Act:

July 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed her amendments and Transportation and Infrastructure projects through the historic passage of the INVEST Act, securing infrastructure funds for Texas' 29th District: 

June 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the bipartisan H.R.2922, The Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021, introduced by Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (IN-05).

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) filed legislation to protect older job applicants from age discrimination at the first opportunity—the hiring phase.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29 D) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), led 27 of their House and 18 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act.


In The News

October 28, 2020 In The News

Texas officials on Tuesday reversed a rule that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability.

October 26, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Early voting in Texas is smashing records.

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than seven million Texans, and more than one million in Harris County, have voted in person or by mail.

October 24, 2020 In The News

Los representantes Jesús “Chuy” García (Il-04), Sylvia García (TX-29), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) y Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) junto con 36 miembros del Congreso presentaron el Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE) para que la Ley de Escuelas Seguras proporcione $ 17 mil millones a los distritos escolares para pagar el PPE, los suministros de limpieza, la capacitación técnica y el apoyo adicio

October 22, 2020 In The News

After prompting from Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas State Board of Social Workers voted unanimously last week to remove protections regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and disability status from the official code of conduct. The move sent shockwaves through the industry, which is preparing to fight back.

October 21, 2020 In The News

In September, a disturbing report came out about alleged forced hysterectomies on women in custody at the Irwin County Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Georgia.

October 21, 2020 In The News

The Houston City Council approved a property tax rate on Wednesday that will increase taxes beyond the 3.5 percent limit set by the Texas Legislature in 2019.

October 21, 2020 In The News

Advocates for immigrants say they still have not found the parents of 545 minors who were separated from their families starting three years ago during President Trump’s immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border.

October 20, 2020 In The News

The Texas State Board of Social Workers last week voted unanimously to remove disability, sexual orientation and gender identity from the nondiscrimination clause of its code of conduct.

This week, there's backlash.

October 19, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON – As HISD’s schools begin their in-person school year Monday, ‘Safe Walk Home’ Northside continues its mission of making the community safe for students who walk to and from school.

October 13, 2020 In The News

When Sylvia Garcia arrived in Houston in 1972, she was intent on finding a way to help people. She’d just graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and had driven down in her blue Volkswagen Beetle stuffed with every single thing she owned.