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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Rep. Gutiérrez Returns to Puerto Rico Today

November 3, 2017
Press Release

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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