WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, October 9, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined DC area school children, children’s advocates and Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign for Children, to introduce a House resolution calling for passage of a Children’s Bill of Rights. The United States stands alone as the only nation not to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and lacks a comprehensive framework governing the rights of children. This is a step in changing that.
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I am honored to represent the 4th Congressional District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As your representative in Congress, I am dedicated to ensuring your priorities are addressed in the final budget.
As your representative in Congress, I have always supported legislative efforts that protect our environment, invigorate our workforce, help American families, and ensure our nation's prosperity.
As your Representative in Congress, I have worked consistently to improve and increase funding for public education and new school construction.
I have worked to restore economic stability, help homeowners facing foreclosure, protect consumers, protect taxpayers, and strengthen regulations for the financial institutions whose risky behavior contributed to the economic collapse in 2008.
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I am proud to serve as the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and I have previously also served on the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and as the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Democratic Caucus.
Learn my views on DI have made it a priority to ensure that the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans are upheld as we work to protect our nation from threats.
Supporting the rights of workers has been one of my commitments since I first ran for elected office.
As one of the Puerto Rican members of Congress and a representative of the Puerto Rican community in Illinois' 4th Congressional District, Congressman Gutierrez closely follows issues affecting the island of Puerto Rico.
On April 6, 2011, I sent Freedom of Information Act requests to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency for any and all information related to the Via Verde or Gasoducto project in Puerto Rico.