Press Releases

Jun 26, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: “AMERICA IS HAVING A VERY GOOD WEEK”

Issues: Immigration

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) reacted to news that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in favor of “justice and humanity” in the landmark decision about same-sex marriage.

Jun 25, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: REACTION TO U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) reacted to news that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in favor of maintaining President Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is helping millions of Americans find and afford health care coverage.

Jun 24, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: READ-OUT OF MEETING WITH DHS SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON AND DELEGATION OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO VISITED TEXAS FAMILY DETENTION FACILITIES

Issues: Immigration

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) and the other seven House Democrats who traveled to Texas this week to visit two privately-run family immigration detention centers, met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in the Capitol. They discussed what the Members saw and heard during their two-day visit to the facilities where women and children are held awaiting disposition of their applications for asylum. The Secretary discussed the announcement he made earlier about certain changes in policy related to the detention of moms and children. After the meeting, Rep. Gutierrez issued the following statement.

Jun 18, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ PRAISES TREASURY SECRETARY FOR TAKING ACTION TO PUT A WOMAN ON U.S. CURRENCY

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez reacted to news that Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew will announce a process to put a woman’s picture on the new $10 bill by 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Jun 10, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: “WE MUST CHANGE THE CONVERSATION” ON VIOLENCE, YOUNG PEOPLE AND POLICE

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

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez addressed the House of Representatives during the morning hour about police, young people and violence.

Jun 3, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: “¡NO SE RINDAN!” AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO MESS WITH TEXAS

Issues: Immigration

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez addressed the House of Representatives during the morning hour about the recent Fifth Circuit split decision on a stay request related to Texas v. United States, the suit by 26 states delaying implementation of the President’s executive actions on immigration.

May 27, 2015

Letter to Secretary Johnson from 136 House Democrats Says DHS “Has Not Fully Grasped the Serious Harm Being Inflicted Upon Mothers and Children”

Issues: Immigration

Today, the overwhelming majority of Democrats in the House -- including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – sent Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson a letter saying the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and children” who are being held in “jail-like” secure facilities awaiting adjudication of their asylum and immigration cases.

May 26, 2015

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: 5TH CIRCUIT RULING IS “DISAPPOINTING BUT NOT UNEXPECTED”

Issues: Immigration

I am confident millions of immigrants will eventually apply for DAPA and DACA, because the law is undeniably on the President’s side, as is public opinion.

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.

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