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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.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), along with co-leads Reps.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) had her Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2020 marked up by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill would direct the Attorney General to establish the Elder Justice Initiative within the Department of Justice Criminal Division.

September 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued this statement on the horrific whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia, documenting an egregious refusal to test detainees for COVID-19 and mass hysterectomies being performed on migrant women oftentimes without consent:
September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, September 16th, Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), John Carter (R-TX), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) will introduce the bipartisan I Am Vanessa Guillén Act

September 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) and Congressman Al Green (TX-9) wrote to the Houston USPS District Manager and Postmaster seeking answers about claims that over 20 Greater Houston-area post offices rejected donations of blank voter registration ballots from the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan civic engagement group:

September 11, 2020 Press Release

Houston, TX – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement condemning reports that ICE flew detainees to Virginia to transport agents for the purpose of quelling D.C. protests during the summer:

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Houston, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the firing of four Houston police officers over the deadly shooting of Nicolas Chavez in April of this year:

September 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX - La congresista Sylvia García (TX-29) hizo la siguiente declaración en respuesta a los Subcomités de los Servicios Armados y de Supervisión y Reforma de la Cámara de Representantes que han abierto una investigación sobre las muertes recientes de miembros del servicio militar en Fort Hood:

September 8, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the House Armed Services and Oversight and Reform Subcommittees opening an investigation into recent service member deaths at Fort Hood:

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In The News

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.

July 31, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia is optimistic about the passing of the proposed #IAmVanessaGuillen Bill, which would give more power to local authorities in missing soldiers cases and would change the process of how soldiers would report sexual harassment and assault cases on post.

July 31, 2020 In The News

(KWTX) - During a virtual press conference with the media Friday, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia recapped the week in the nation’s capital and legislation surrounding Vanessa Guillen.

Garcia, who represents the 29th congressional district in Texas, talked about the legislation targeting the allegations of sexual harassment and assault within the military.

July 31, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — The fight for Justice for Vanessa Guillén continues. Houston Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia held a press conference from Washington to recap everything that happened this week in relation to Guillén’s case. 

July 30, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump told the family of murdered Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen on Thursday that he would help them get her remains and also offered to help with funeral costs.

July 30, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump met with the family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen and its lawyer, Natalie Khawam, in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Khawam and the family filled him in on the background of the death of the Fort Hood soldier and subsequent investigation that has made headlines nationwide.

June 18, 2020 In The News

For weeks, Emma Chalott Barron had been riddled with anxiety, wondering how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

May 21, 2020 In The News

Prospective U.S. citizens are in a “race against time” to become fully naturalized before they can vote in this year’s presidential election.

May 17, 2020 In The News

Ten House Democrats in the Texas Congressional delegation have signed a letter requesting that the state government prevent property tax increases due to the economic pressures caused by the coronavirus.

May 13, 2020 In The News

Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners.

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