Press Releases

May 22, 2015

AS WALL STREET BANKS PLEAD GUILTY TO CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS, REPS. WELCH AND GUTIÉRREZ REINTRODUCE THE “STOP DEDUCTING DAMAGES ACT”

This week the Department of Justice and state officials announced that five Wall Street banks will pay $5.6 billion for criminal activity that manipulated the currency market. In response, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) reintroduced the Stop Deducting Damages Act of 2015 (H.R. 2486) to ensure that parties in this case and in any future settlements cannot shift the burden of their crimes to the taxpayer.

May 21, 2015

House Democrats call for end to family detention program

Issues: Immigration

Leading House Democrats joined former detainees and legal advocates today calling on the Department of Homeland Security to end its immigrant family detention program in a press conference Thursday morning.

May 18, 2015

ON HEELS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT, TUESDAY’S HOUSE JUDICIARY HEARING LOOKS AT POLICE PRACTICES

Issues: Judiciary, Crime, and Guns, 4th District

Rep. Gutiérrez announces he plans to use his participation in Judiciary hearing on "Policing Strategies for the 21st Century" to ask questions he has gleaned from Chicago teenagers and young adults when it comes to handling interactions with the police.

May 14, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON LATEST ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMENDMENTS TO DEFENSE BILL: “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, HE’LL ASK FOR A GLASS OF MILK”

Gutiérrez tells GOP: “If you give the restrictionists a vote or a hearing on every crazy idea they come up with, you will be relegated to being a provincial party…”

May 13, 2015

Gutiérrez, Roybal-Allard, and Lofgren call for end to family detention program

Issues: Immigration

U.S. Representatives Luis V. Gutiérrez (D- Ill.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end its family detention policy after a new set of actions was announced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Apr 30, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON H.R. 1910 – THE PUT A WOMAN ON THE TWENTY ACT

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) addressed the House of Representatives during the morning hour on the bill he introduced this month to put a woman’s portrait on the twenty dollar bill.

Apr 22, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON DEADLY INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION CRISIS

Issues: Immigration

Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez addressed the House of Representatives during the morning hour on the subject of migration in the wake of the tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea this week. At least 700 people lost their lives, and possibly a considerable number more.

Apr 21, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ INTRODUCES “PUT A WOMAN ON THE TWENTY ACT”

Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) introduced the “Put a Woman on the Twenty Act,” a bill calling for the image of a woman’s portrait to be displayed on the twenty dollar note.

Apr 15, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: RUNNING OUT THE CLOCK ON IMMIGRATION LAWSUIT IS A BIG MISTAKE

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez spoke on the House floor about the lawsuit filed to block the implementation of the President’s executive actions on immigration. Standing before a picture of Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas, Rep. Gutiérrez warned his Republican colleagues that their strategy to block the President’s executive actions could have consequences in 2016.

Apr 6, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: PROUD OF DEMOCRATIC UNITY ON AMICUS BRIEFS IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

Issues: Immigration

“Not too long ago, it was fair to say that the immigration issue divided both parties, but not anymore.”

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