Press Releases

Nov 25, 2014

MAYOR EMANUEL WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CHICAGO AND ANNOUNCES CITY IS PREPARED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

City to Work with Community Partners and City Departments to Protect Consumers, Disseminate Information, and Ensure Chicago Residents Take Advantage of Administrative Relief

Nov 25, 2014

Schakowsky, Gutierrez and Quigley send letter to EPA in Support of Stronger Smog Standard

Issues: 4th District

Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutierrez, and Mike Quigley sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy in support of the Agency’s consideration of a stronger standard for ground-level ozone (smog) pollution.

Nov 20, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ ON PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON IMMIGRATION

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez will join President Obama on his trip to Nevada on Friday as the President announces a series of executive actions he is taking on immigration, enforcement and deportations.

Nov 18, 2014

WHEN HARRY TRUMAN TOOK EXECUTIVE ACTION, “HE USED HIS PEN AND WE CELEBRATE HIS COURAGE TODAY”

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Gutiérrez Floor Speech: “Truman said the ‘Buck Stops Here’ and he was right then and he is just as right today about the current occupant of the White House.”

Nov 14, 2014

Schakowsky, Gutiérrez, Quigley send letter to Director Mel Watt about Affordable Housing in Chicago

Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutiérrez and Mike Quigley sent Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt a letter asking that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not sell foreclosed properties in specific Chicago neighborhoods until a meeting is held to ensure continued access to affordable housing in those neighborhoods.

Nov 13, 2014

NO MORE DELAY: THE PRESIDENT MUST ACT BOLDLY, BROADLY AND SOON

Issues: Immigration

This morning, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters.

Sep 10, 2014

NO DELAYING TACTICS ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH ACTION ON IMMIGRATION AFTER THE ELECTION

Issues: Immigration

This morning during the 10 am hour (ET), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to delay an announcement of executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters.

Aug 27, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ: CHICAGO WILL BE READY FOR IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION AND WILL BE A MODEL FOR OTHER CITIES TO FOLLOW

On Wednesday, at the invitation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), a group of approximately 50 leaders and advocates gathered at City Hall in Chicago to begin discussing how Chicago can get ready for an announcement by the Obama Administration on the use of prosecutorial discretion to provide temporary deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.

Aug 1, 2014

REP. GUTIÉRREZ FLOOR SPEECH: “ONLY COWARDS SCAPEGOAT CHILDREN AND ONLY THOSE WHO ARE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES DO IT AFTER HOURS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT”

Issues: Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke on the floor during the debate of on H.R. 5272, a bill to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – a program that temporarily gives DREAMers protection from deportation.

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