Rep. Gutiérrez Returns to Puerto Rico Today
Washington, DC – This morning, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) flew to Puerto Rico for his third relief trip since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. He will visit towns that are still struggling to recover, meet with Mayors leading the recovery efforts, and deliver direct relief aid from the people of Chicago to Puerto Rico, coordinated by the Puerto Rican Agenda.
Saturday he will visit Caguas. On Sunday he will visit Jayuya and meet with Mayor Jorge “Georgie” González Otero. Later Sunday, he will visit with the Sisters of Jesus Mediador (Hermanas de Jesús Mediador) who work with the distressed, homeless and vulnerable in El Volcan, Bayamón. On Monday, the Congressman will return to Loíza to visit Mayor Julia Nazario and meet with Oscar López Rivera, the former political prisoner who is organizing a community reconstruction brigade to help rebuild the island.
Rep. Gutiérrez returns to Chicago on Monday. He is flying commercial and Mrs. Soraida Gutiérrez is joining him on this trip.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He was born in Chicago, but has lived in Puerto Rico at various points in his life.
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- Speech to the City Club of Chicago, 10/31/2017: http://bit.ly/2zZ6W6L
- Press Release, 10/27/2017: FEMA Should Respond ASAP to Request for Temporary Shelter Assistance from Puerto Rico That Could Help Some Reach Safety (http://bit.ly/2iF5piY)
- Press Release, Text & Video 10/25/2017: In Floor Speech, Gutiérrez Raises Questions About $300 Million Whitefish Energy Deal, Reiterates Calls For Investigation (http://bit.ly/2y71EF5)
- Press Release, Text & Video 10/24/2017: Rep. Gutiérrez Brings Paper Towels To House Floor To Highlight Plight Of Puerto Ricans (http://bit.ly/2zMZz3e)
- Chicago Tribune op-ed 10/24/2017: Puerto Ricans need help evacuating hurricane-ravaged island (http://trib.in/2z3E013)
- Press Release 10/24/2017: Gutiérrez Calls For Investigation Into $300M Contract Awarded To Construct Puerto Rico Electrical Grid (http://bit.ly/2y4mdC6)
- Press Release 10/17/2017: Rep. Gutiérrez Returns To Puerto Rico Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2gLKvuP)
- Press release, Text & Video 10/12/2017: Rep. Gutiérrez Responds To President’s Tweets On Puerto Rico, Challenges His Colleagues (http://bit.ly/2xBkrYK)
- Press Release, Text & Video, 10/11/2017: Gutiérrez Calls For Evacuation Of Puerto Rico’s Sick, Elderly And Vulnerable (http://bit.ly/2xx5USZ)
- Press Release with link to press conference, 10/05/2017: Members Of Congress: Are We Doing Enough To Protect Sick, Elderly & Vulnerable Hurricane Survivors In Puerto Rico? (http://bit.ly/2fPBS1B)
- Press Release, Text & Video, 10/04/2017: Rep. Gutiérrez Responds To President’s Puerto Rico Performance (http://bit.ly/2yZgrmK)
- Press Release, Text & Video, 10/03/2017: Puerto Rico Rescue, Recovery & Evacuation: Gutiérrez Addresses House In English & Spanish (http://bit.ly/2yUBOWl)
- Press release, 9/28/2017: Gutiérrez Travels To Puerto Rico Friday To See The Damage & Call Attention To The Crisis (http://bit.ly/2wZ9PCI)
- Press Release & Letter 9/27/2017: Chairman Crowley And Rep. Gutiérrez Request Meeting With Defense Secretary Mattis To Discuss Emergency Aid To Puerto Rico (http://bit.ly/2ytydNX)
- Press Release, Text & Video 9/26/2017: Floor Speech: Gutiérrez Calls For Help To Address Urgent Humanitarian Crisis In Puerto Rico (http://bit.ly/2y654MJ)
- Press Release & Letter 9/22/2017: Gutiérrez Calls On Ryan & Pelosi To Organize Bipartisan Delegation To See Hurricane Maria Destruction In Puerto Rico (http://bit.ly/2hnOE7A)
- Press Release & Letter; 9/21/2017: Gutiérrez Offers Assistance to Governor of Puerto Rico, Calls on President to Take Additional Actions on Behalf Of Hurricane Stricken Island (http://bit.ly/2fdI1Ee).
- Facebook Live Video; 9/21/2017: Chicago Responds to Hurricane Maria (a community meeting of Puerto Rican community leaders, elected officials, disaster relief experts and others in Chicago, convened by Rep. Gutiérrez, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Chicago and Puerto Rican Agenda) (http://bit.ly/2fCiYLM).
- Press Release & Letter; 9/20/2017: Gutiérrez Calls On President Trump To Help Puerto Rico Rescue And Recovery “As Quickly As Humanly Possible” (http://bit.ly/2hibM7I).