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October 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Tomorrow, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will host a press availability to discuss the latest on coronavirus relief efforts in Congress, the latest news on the Trump administration’s inhumane family separation policies, the Congressional investigation into human rights violations at the Irwin ICE Detention Center, and other news of the day.

October 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the sad news of Monica Roberts’ passing:

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution today urgently condemning the unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures—including partial and full hysterectomies —performed on immigrant women without their full, informed consent at the private, for-profit Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. H.Res.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Governor Greg Abbott used his emergency powers to limit counties from establishing sites for qualified voters to securely return their absentee ballots. This is expected to impact Texans over the age of 65 and people with disabilities the most. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response:

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) filed bipartisan legislation to rename the post office located at 5302 Galveston Road in Houston, Texas, in honor of Houston-native and former Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the bipartisan Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Lois Frankel (FL-21) led 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women wit

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) filed the Protect Older Job Applicants Act, which will codify and clarify protections for older job applicants in the current Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Wear Your Mask Act today, the Senate companion bill to Congresswoman Garcia's Wear Your Mask Act.

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In The News

August 13, 2020 In The News

More than three months after the death of Vanessa Guillén, the former Fort Hood soldier will be laid to rest this weekend after a memorial in Houston Friday.

Cesar Espinosa, executive director of FIEL Houston, an immigrant rights group that helped organize the public memorial, called Guillén’s death “a shock” to the community.

August 11, 2020 In The News

Legislation that would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and state governments to collect and report data about COVID-19 in correctional facilities was introduced in Congress.

August 7, 2020 In The News

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The rise in COVID-19 infections across southeast Texas has exposed some concerning truths about the virus among Hispanic households.

August 6, 2020 In The News

FORT HOOD, Texas — Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy spoke from Fort Hood Thursday after a day of meetings with civilians and soldiers across all ranks.

August 6, 2020 In The News

FORT HOOD, Texas — Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy spoke from Fort Hood Thursday after a day of meetings with civilians and soldiers across all ranks.

August 6, 2020 In The News

Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy spoke from Fort Hood Thursday after a day of meetings with civilians and soldiers across all ranks.

August 6, 2020 In The News

FORT HOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- The murder of Fort Hood soldier and Houston native Vanessa Guillen was at the center of Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy's visit Thursday, with him noting her death has "served as a tipping point where survivors spoke out on social media and shared their own trauma."

August 3, 2020 In The News

One year ago today, 23 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso. People throughout Texas and beyond are remembering the lives lost and forever changed in the deadliest attack on the Latinx community.

August 3, 2020 In The News

One year ago today, 23 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso. People throughout Texas and beyond are remembering the lives lost and forever changed in the deadliest attack on the Latinx community.

August 1, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTRK) -- Texas Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia provided an update Friday on the push for new legislation in the aftermath of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen's murder.

Garcia went into detail on the bill that was proposed this week by Congresswoman Speier in its first hearing with the House Armed Services Subcommittee.

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