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:

September 4, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) introduced The Elder Abuse Prevention Act, which would direct the Attorney General to establish the Elder Justice Initiative within the Department of Justice Criminal Division.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TXCongresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) joined Legacy Community Health and Galena Park ISD in celebrating the opening of two school clinics. Legacy Community Health (Legacy), the largest federally qualified health center in Texas, has opened two clinics, one in each of two Galena Park I.S.D.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

Houston, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will be participating in a food distribution drive at the M.O.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

Houston, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Congressman Al Green (TX-09) will visit the North Houston USPS Distribution and Processing (D&P) Center located at 4600 Aldine Bender Road to conduct congressional oversight of the U.S. Postal Service.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Betty McCollum (MN-04) led 86 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Doctor Robert Redfield condemning, urging the immediate halt of, and demanding an explanation for the recent modif

August 25, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued a statement in response to Trump’s announcement that he will be nominating Chad Wolf, the Acting Homeland Security Secretary, to be the permanent head of the agency following the U.S.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) joined 256 Democratic and Republican colleagues to pass the Delivering for America Act, which would address the Trump administration's assault on the U.S. Postal Service.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will be donating 10,000 N95 masks to Harris Health’s Strawberry Health Center, this is a part of her ongoing efforts to ensure everyone in the Texas 29th Congressional District and the greater Houston region has access to the protective equipment they need to stay healthy and safe during this ongoing pand

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Houston, TX – Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Al Davison (President of APWU Local 185), Rickey Dueboay (Vice-President of NALC Local 283), Pat Claiborne (Financial Secretary of NALC Local 283), and Linda Morales (Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation) will host a press conference across the street from the USPS Processing Center located at 4600 Ald


In The News

May 11, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — House Democrats want to "go big" with the next coronavirus relief bill they hope to pass as soon as Friday, a $3 trillion package with billions to help local governments facing massive budget holes, such as Houston and San Antonio, as well as another round of stimulus payments, food and housing assistance, and more.

May 11, 2020 In The News

For many years, Araceli Almeida’s husband has hung high in the sky, sand blasting and painting water tanks for good earnings, from which he’s paid thousands in taxes.

Nonetheless, Almeida has been deemed ineligible for the assistance checks sent to other Americans to help them weather the coronavirus crisis.

April 30, 2020 In The News

The Texas Tribune's Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston, sat down with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, for a discussion about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the economic impacts facing Texans and Garcia's thoughts about recent news that could shape the 2020 election cycle.

April 30, 2020 In The News

The day before Texas began its first wave of business reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest figures from the state health department brought some grim news.

Another 50 Texans had died from the virus — the most in a day yet — and an additional 1,033 had tested positive — the third most in a day yet.

April 30, 2020 In The News

As wary Texans deal with a struggling economy, U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia is predicting the next Great Depression.

April 29, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, is calling on the federal government to improve working conditions for employees in the meat processing industry. In a letter sent to senior Trump administration officials, the federal lawmakers also asked for an investigation into working conditions of meatpacking businesses.

April 27, 2020 In The News

There appears to be no shortage of interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain policy in D.C. as Members in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senators have introduced a total of 32 bills in the 116th Congress. Thanks to Facebook’s introduction of Project Libra, ongoing efforts to achieve regulatory clarity for the industry, and the novel concept of a U.S.

March 9, 2020 In The News

BROWNSVILLE, RGV – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has condemned the Trump Administration for its plans to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala as part of a bilateral agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and the Guatemalan Government.

March 5, 2020 In The News

That voters in Texas’ largest county were forced to wait several hours to cast ballots on Tuesday was rightfully derided as unacceptable — and even as an example of voter suppression, given that some of longest lines were in minority neighborhoods.

March 5, 2020 In The News

“Are you Val Demings?” an excited teenager asked as she approached the Florida congresswoman in the basement of the Cannon House Office Building last week.

“Yes, I am,” Demings confirmed.