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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 26, 2018 Press Release
The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), reacting to news stories that he was threatened on Twitter by the suspect arrested today in Florida. Screen shots today of a social media account attributed to the suspect indicate that the Congressman was the target of several tweets on September 14, 2018 and some were quite threatening to the Congressman and his family. "I am thankful for the brave men and women of the FBI, the US Postal Service and all of the national and local law enforcement that played a role in making an arrest in this case. This underscores why it is so important to support law enforcement who protect us and protect our democratic system."
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.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
Today in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) called on Senators to “listen to the women” in the confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, jeopardized as it is by multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, because “this is an important moment for young men and young women in this country.” How the Senate handles these allegations – or dismisses them to steamroll opposition and speed the nominee to a confirmation vote – is vitally important because “we should be leading by example and allowing victims to come forward, be respected and be heard... Women in this country should know that if you come forward to make credible allegations against anyone – anyone – you will be respected and you will be heard,” Rep. Gutiérrez said.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
A day after he called for the President’s resignation in a floor speech, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) was back on the floor this morning to compare the main protagonists in the legal drama unfolding between President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Illinois Congressman asked “So, in this battle of he-said/he-said, who would the odds makers pick? If you were a betting man or woman, a Vegas odds maker, or just an arm chair quarterback, who would you go with?” With a picture of Mueller and Trump side by side, Rep. Gutiérrez went over their records. He noted that while the President has been talking and tweeting incessantly offering his side of the story, Former FBI Director Mueller “lets his indictments do the talking.”
August 24, 2018 Press Release
Today, in the wake of continuing fallout from the guilty plea of President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen; the conviction of his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort; grants of immunity for David Pecker, Chairman of American Media and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg; and President Trump’s reactions to these events, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led a letter signed by every Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). The letter asks that Chairman Goodlatte call the House Judiciary Committee back into session immediately to allow members to meet with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the implications of the Cohen investigation; to respond to possible abuse of the pardon power by the President and his continuing attacks on the DOJ; and to take up bipartisan legislation to protect the Special Counsel.
July 26, 2018 Press Release
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) today questioned Amazon about the sale of its facial recognition technology, “Rekognition,” to law enforcement. In their letter, the lawmakers noted a study that found more than 117 million American adults are in facial recognition databases that can be searched in criminal investigations. This figure reveals just how broadly American privacy and civil rights are implicated by the proliferation of facial recognition technology. Senator Markey and Representatives Gutiérrez and DeSaulnier sent their letter after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report showing that Amazon Rekognition had misidentified 28 members of Congress in a set of public arrest photos, including the lawmakers. Amazon employees, Amazon shareholders, and a coalition of nearly seventy civil rights organizations had all recently called on Amazon to halt the sale of its facial recognition technology to law enforcement.
July 18, 2018 Press Release
Today on the House floor, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) renewed his call for President Trump’s impeachment saying that the President’s decision to take Russian President Vladimir Putin’s side at the Helsinki summit was “nothing short of treasonous.” In a scathing speech, the 13-term Illinois Congressman, who was among the first to sign on to Articles of Impeachment introduced in November 2017, said, “The President has proven himself unable to separate his own personal interests from his current job as leader of the free world...” and went on to say to his House colleagues, “As a body, we must take action to relieve the President of his duties.”
May 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – All the speculation this week about whether the President and the White House would apologize for comments made about American war hero Sen. John McCain was wasted breath, Rep. Luis V.

April 17, 2018 Press Release
On the House Floor this morning, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) discussed a scathing exposé on discount airline Allegiant Air that was broadcast on CBS News’ “60-Minutes” this past Sunday. The Congressman called on relevant committees on Capitol Hill and agencies who oversee airline safety to address the egregious safety record of the airline, which has 3.5 times as many serious safety incidents as any other airline. Rep. Gutiérrez pointed out that Allegiant Air is run by one of the founders of ValuJet, a discount airline that closed only after its Flight 592 crashed in the Florida Everglades in 1996 killing all 110 passengers on board. He said with regard to Allegiant Air’s safety record, “We ought to demand that experts inside and outside of Congress get the facts and hold people accountable