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November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and her colleague Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) introduced the Managed Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019. This piece of legislation would protect consumers against certain cryptocurrencies, such as Facebook Libra Project.

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, which would reauthorize the Export-Import (EX-IM) Bank for ten years and increase its lending authority to $175 billion dollars. The EX-IM Bank is the official credit agency of the United States that support U.S.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

November 14, 2019

Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education

United States of Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

 

Secretary DeVos,

 

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to become an original cosponsor of a resolution condemning Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark A. Calabria’s decision to remove the critical borrower’s preferred language question from the redesigned Universal Residential Loan Application (URLA).

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier this week, the Houston City Council approved $24 million in federal funding that will go towards the East End Maker Hub, a startup hub in the Texas 29th Congressional District.

 

November 7, 2019 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX — Ayer, Mike Morath, el Comisionado de la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA, en inglés), le informó al Houston ISD que el estado de Texas se hará cargo del distrito escolar y que reemplazará a la junta escolar y a la superintendente.

November 7, 2019 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX — Yesterday, Mike Morath, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner, informed the Houston ISD that the state of Texas will be taking over the school district by replacing the board of trustees and superintendent. The potential state takeover has been looming over students, parents, and teachers in the Houston ISD for more than two years.

October 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia joined democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, out of committee. Congresswoman Garcia released the following statement: 

 

October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will host a press availability tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd the day before the Zuckerberg hearing. This will be held in her office, Longworth 1620, starting at 3:00 PM. She has many concerns regarding Facebook’s Libra project.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – La congresista Sylvia García del distrito 29 de Tejas presenta la de Ley de Seguridad del Acceso a las Urnas (PASA, en inglés), un proyecto de ley para evitar que la aplicación de la ley de inmigración se use como una táctica de intimidación hacia los votantes.

 

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October 7, 2019 In The News

PayPal, the online payments company, said Friday it is withdrawing from the Libra Association, becoming the first major backer of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency to exit the project amid escalating regulatory pressure.

October 7, 2019 In The News

Regulators are once again hounding CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the Facebook-led Libra 

October 7, 2019 In The News

PayPal is withdrawing from Facebook’s Libra Association, the company announced Friday.

October 4, 2019 In The News

House lawmakers are ratcheting up pressure on Facebook in an attempt to force chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify in the coming months about his company’s plans to launch the Libra cryptocurrency.

October 3, 2019 In The News

Every five years, Debbie Smith watches as Congress comes to the brink of letting the federal program bearing her name expire.

But lawmakers always found a way to pass the Debbie Smith Act, which sends resources to crime laboratories across the country to test rape kits and DNA evidence from other unsolved crimes.

October 1, 2019 In The News

The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, held Sept. 26 - 28 in downtown Austin, was the biggest one yet. Thousands turned out to hear hundreds of speakers, attend dozens of panels, watch live podcast recordings and join in countless other special events, large and small.

September 26, 2019 In The News

This past week, the House Financial Services Committee considered and passed a few bills that would, if passed by the House, result in changes to the securities laws. These include:

September 26, 2019 In The News

There is a growing backlash over do-it-yourself rape kits, products that makers say are meant to give victims a way to collect evidence if they are unwilling or unable to go to a hospital. But mounting legal threats may keep them off the market.

September 25, 2019 In The News

Several house committees are tasked with the new impeachment inquiry. Democratic Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia sits on both the House Judiciary and Financial Services Committees, making her one of the House members who has been investigating the president. Cheddar's J.D. Durkin spoke to Rep. Garcia about the latest events.

September 25, 2019 In The News

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there are some House Democrats who aren't fully on board yet.

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