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.
REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD, GOP CANDIDATES, AND THE AGENDA TO TAKE US BACK TO THE “DARK AGES”
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke during the 10 am hour (ET) on the House floor about Planned Parenthood, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and the Republican agenda to take the United States back to the “Dark Ages.”
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in reaction to the news that Father Marco Mercado had been removed from his position at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Father had been Rep. Gutierrez’ guest in the House Gallery when Pope Francis addressed a Joint Session of Congress in September. According to news reports, the Father was removed from his position at the Des Planes, Illinois Catholic Church by the Archdiocese of Chicago over allegations of an “inappropriate” relationship with an adult.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) introduced the Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015 and spoke on the House floor about his new legislation during the 10 am hour (ET).
Rep. Gutiérrez on Speaker Boehner “It cannot be easy for a decent man to be the head of what is becoming the New Know-Nothing Party of anti-immigrant policies and intolerance.”
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in reaction to the news that Speaker John Boehner would be stepping down.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement after listening to the speech of Pope Francis to a joint meeting of Congress.
Rep. Gutiérrez on Planned Parenthood Fight: “We Should Be Voting On Consequential Matters That Have A Chance Of Becoming Law, Not On Theatrical Message Bills.”
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) voted against measures to defund Planned Parenthood that House Republicans put forward and are using as part of a threat to shut down the government – again – on October 1. The Congressman is a strong supporter of keeping the U.S. Government open, a strong supporter of funding for women’s health services, and a strong supporter of funding for Planned Parenthood. The following is a statement from Rep. Gutiérrez:
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the importance of citizenship and voting as the nation marks Citizenship Day, the anniversary of the Constitution’s ratification. There are approximately 8.8 million immigrants who qualify to apply for citizenship because they have held green cards for five years or been married to a U.S. citizens for three. Rep. Gutiérrez spoke during the morning hour (at approximately 10:00 am ET) about the citizenship workshop he has organized in Chicago for Saturday, September 19 – just one of the scores of events helping immigrants navigate the citizenship process that are being staged across the country.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) announced that Father Marco Mercado would be his guest as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 24 in the U.S. Capitol. Father Mercado is a Catholic Priest at the Sanctuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe/Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL (see: http://www.santuarioguadalupe.org/) He is also Archbishop Cupich’s delegate to Hispanic Ministries.
Washington, DC - Hoy, el Representante Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) anunció que organizará un taller de ciudadanía gratis el sábado 19 de septiembre en el Instituto del Progreso Latino en Chicago para responder a una demanda creciente de ayuda para solicitar la ciudadanía. A menudo, cuando el discurso sobre inmigración y la población latina es desagradable en el mundo político, la comunidad responde con un aumento en las solicitudes de ciudadanía y un movimiento hacia el voto. Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) announced he would be holding a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, September 19 at the Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago to respond to a growing demand for assistance in applying for citizenship. Often, when rhetoric on immigration and Latinos turns ugly in the political world, the community responds with an uptick in applications for citizenship and a move towards voting.