WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter signed by 178 members of Congress today, House Democrats called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end its controversial Family Detention Program. Congressman Gutiérrez said about this letter: “I am pleased that so many of my House colleagues including our top leaders are united in telling the President and Secretary of Homeland Security that putting moms and kids in detention just does not comport with our values as a Americans. We have been making progress towards ending family detention all year, but the court ruling and the unity of Democrats on this matter make it clear that family detention is almost over. And good riddance.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two leading House Democrats introduced a new bill this week to incentivize economic growth, stimulate entrepreneurship, and attract additional foreign investment to the United States with the goal of creating jobs.
Washington, DC – Today, for the second day in a row, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke on the House floor about Puerto Rico, the debt crisis, bond-holders, and the Puerto Rican status issue. In a mix of English and Spanish, Rep. Gutierrez said Puerto Rico must set the status issue aside in order to prioritize addressing the debt crisis gripping the Island.