Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Media

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

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.

Issues:
May 14, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

Issues:
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.

Pages

In The News

August 1, 2019 In The News

Ready, set, fest! Today we announced the program and speakers for the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival — Sept. 26-28 in downtown Austin. It’s our ninth annual ideas weekend, our biggest by a mile and absolutely our most ambitious yet.

July 25, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has declared that the citizens of Venezuela “have suffered for too long at the hands” of the violent Maduro regime. His administration has warned Venezuela is as dangerous a place to be as North Korea, Iran and Syria. Violent crime is common; food, water, electricity and medicine are in short supply, the warnings say.

July 24, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert on Wednesday tore into Robert Mueller during his long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill, accusing the former special counsel of “perpetuating injustice” by dragging out his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

July 24, 2019 In The News

After remaining silent for nearly two years – with the exception of a brief statement expressing his reluctance to speak before Congress – former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two U.S. House committees about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s actions around that investigation.

July 22, 2019 In The News

Engineers and elected officials are using outdated tools to assess flood risks and make coastal areas more resilient to storms, which are becoming increasingly severe and frequent, a panel of experts testified Monday at a congressional committee hearing in Houston.

July 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — For the third time since President Donald Trump took office, Democratic Congressman Al Green of Houston pressed the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach the president Wednesday.

And for the third time, Green failed.

July 17, 2019 In The News

Facebook’s crypto chief David Marcus faced skepticism Wednesday from lawmakers at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the company’s plans for the digital currency Libra.

July 15, 2019 In The News

EL PASO, TEXAS - The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms.

July 14, 2019 In The News

The former leader of a nonprofit organisation that shelters migrant children for the US government resigned this year after it was publicly disclosed that he earned nearly $1.5m (£1.2m) in 2016.

July 13, 2019 In The News

The former leader of a nonprofit organization that shelters migrant children for the U.S. government resigned this year after it was publicly disclosed that he earned nearly $1.5 million in 2016. New tax records obtained by The Washington Post indicate he earned more than double that — $3.6 million — in total compensation in 2017.

Pages