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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

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November 29, 2018 Press Release
Today, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) discussed his legacy as Representative from Illinois’ 4th Congressional District for the past 26 years and thanked his colleagues past and present with whom he has served. He also took time to thank those – especially those who sacrificed and died in the American civil rights movement – who opened the door for a Puerto Rican Congressman, born in Chicago in in a racially and culturally segregated America in 1953, to be able to have the opportunity to serve in the House. Over the years, he said, his office had helped the 4th District make significant gains in the citizenship of immigrants and keeping immigrant families together.
October 30, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) said he is planning a Wednesday press conference in Chicago to denounce the President’s plan to amend the U.S. Constitution by executive order to address the President’s long-standing desire to deny citizenship to people born in the United States. "Trump is showing his desperation headed into next week. It is incredible how far he is willing to go to protect himself from Speaker Pelosi and the subpoenas he knows are coming next year. He must be making a lot more money from his time in office than we even imagined..."
October 5, 2018 Press Release
The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) reacting to 2nd degree murder conviction in the trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald. "The murder of Laquan McDonald is one of the ugliest chapters in Chicago history, both in the action itself and in the effort to delay justice or sweep the whole deadly matter under the rug..."
September 28, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and the entire Illinois House delegation introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House and Senate celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the State of Illinois. The resolution honors and celebrates the State of Illinois and the Illinoisans who have participated in cultivating the rich history of the State. December 3, 2018, will mark the 200th anniversary of the State of Illinois’ admittance as the 21st State to the Union.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives this morning during the 10 am ET hour about the incident in Cook County, Illinois, captured on video, where a woman was harassed for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt.
July 10, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) wrote to the Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice demanding DOJ investigate an incident that took place last month in a Cook County, IL park, which was captured on a video that has gone viral. The incident concerns a man who verbally and physically intimidates a woman, who is wearing a t-shirt with the Puerto Rican flag, while an officer with the Forest Preserve of Cook County looks on, avoiding responding to the man and offering no help to the woman who was being harassed.
July 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement reacting to the news that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner profits from the detention of immigrants, including from facilities that hold immigrant families and children.  Rep. Gutiérrez is the Dean of the Illinois delegation and a thirteen-term Member of Congress from Chicago.  He is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

June 7, 2018 Press Release
Today on the House floor, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) told House Republicans that “tearing apart Latinos families is an election year strategy from this White House designed to energize Republican voters for primaries and midterms” and that House Republicans, as the beneficiaries of this strategy, have given up their right to invoke family values ever again. In a fiery speech that touched on the new policy to take children from their parents along the border, the recent series of immigration workplace raids, and the deaths of more than 4,500 Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, the Illinois Congressman said “please don’t ever come to the well of this House and tell the country that you support family values. Don’t you dare.”
May 22, 2018 Press Release
In an impassioned plea today for action rather than silence, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) read the names of the ten people shot and killed on Friday at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas and told his colleagues in a floor speech that “we have established a school to coroner pipeline in this country that will persist until the American people arm their politicians to do something about it…” He noted that there have been 46 moments of silence in the House related to gun-violence since the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting in 2012, but precious little has been done to prevent gun deaths in schools or anywhere else since then. He said, “We all know by now that more is needed than a moment of silence, because the silence of lawmakers kills.”
March 21, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) released a statement today reacting to news that the Omnibus spending measure will not include any additional help for Puerto Rico, will not include the Dream Act or other relief for Dreamers and those with DACA, and will include more than a billion dollars for border walls and fencing and does nothing to curtail Trump’s deportation force. "I’m voting against the Omnibus because I’m against the continued deportation of hard-working immigrants and families in communities like mine in Chicago. It would be like me voting against the Iraq war and then turning around and voting for military spending to execute that war. I will not vote for funding that continues Trump’s war on immigrants with deep roots who are assets to their community...."