Congressional Hispanic Caucus Position on the Senate Compromise ("Hagel-Martinez") May 18, 2006 The CHC calls on the Senate to uphold the due process rights of immigrants and the undocumented and remove these poison pills from the compromise proposal. Read More.
Preventing Another Dubai Ports Fiasco: New Legislation to Toughen Foreign Acquisition Review Process, Safeguard National Security WASHINGTON, DC- March 10, 2006 Now that the Dubai ports deal seems to be dead, members of the House Financial Services Committee want to create a stricter foreign acquisition approval process so that the United States does not go down the same road again. U.S. Representatives Maloney, Shays, Gutierrez and Frank introduce bipartisan bill. Read More
Members of Congress Introduce Comprehensive Border Security & Immigration Reform Bill WASHINGTON - May 12, 2005 Senators McCain and Kennedy, and Representatives Kolbe, Flake and Gutierrez, joined by Senators Brownback and Lieberman introduced The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005. The legislation follows months of thoughtful debate and negotiation, which has resulted in bipartisan, bicameral, comprehensive border security and immigration reform. Press Release, Summary, Section by Section Breakdown, Frequently Asked Questions.
Gutierrez Helps Secure More Than $87 MILLION For Chicago Projects Washington D.C.- November 23, 2004 Congressman brings home important federal funding for improving women's health care, enhancing technology in underserved communities, rebuilding parks and developing essentialChicago Public Schools programs.Press Release
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Introduces S.O.L.V.E. Act: The Safe, Orderly, Legal Visas & Enforcement Act Washington D.C.-
On May 4, 2004, Rep. Gutierrez introduced the S.O.L.V.E Act, which will reunite families, reduce illegal immigration, and reinforce national security. Read remarks. Read legislative overview, en español, talking points, en español, and section by section breakdown.
Senate and House Democrats to Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Washington D.C.- Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force, and other House Members will join labor, business leaders, immigrants' rights and advocacy groups for a press conference to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform package. This legislation will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 4, 2004. Read the media advisory.
Gutierrez Introduces U.S.A. Family Act - H.R. 440 - at Annual Immigration Reform Summit. Washington, D.C. - Rep. Luis Gutierrez joined elected officials, community groups, faith-based organizations, and labor leaders to introduce the "Unity, Security, Accountability and Family Act". Read the press release and a bill summary.
Chicago Heat Wave, Paying Your Energy Bill- Aug. 2, 2006 If you can't afford to pay your home energy bill, your home may not be safe, and you may be at risk of serious illness or injury. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program to help eligible low income homeowners and renters meet their home heating and/or cooling needs. Read more about LIHEAP. Find a Cooling Center near you and Cooling Tips.
U.S. Embassy Announces Last Scheduled Ship Departure for Lebanon The U.S. Embassy advises American citizens in Lebanon that the last scheduled ship departure from Lebanon will be on Wednesday, July 26. Read Release. Read Travel Warning.
Gutierrez to Address Immigration Reform Rally on Friday Afternoon CHICAGO-- March 9, 2006 U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill), Chair of the Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force, will address tens of thousands of participants at an immigration reform rally on Friday afternoon. Read More
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Gutierrez Statement Regarding Groundbreaking New Immigrant Health Care Study CHICAGO- July 25, 2005 Congressman calls study an important and compelling counterweight to misleading and misguided anti-immigrant rhetoric and another important example of immigrants' enormous contributions to our country Press Release
Greater Humboldt Park “American Dream Initiative” Launched CHICAGO, IL – April 19, 2005 The Greater Humboldt Park community has been named an “American Dream Community” by Fannie Mae (FNM-NYSE), an effort that is expected to bring an unprecedented total of as much as $200 million in private investment to the neighborhood during the next five years. Press Release
Gutierrez Statement Regarding Disparities in Benefits for Illinois Veterans Chicago- Congressman calls on Veterans' Affairs agency to stop shortchanging brave men and women for their service and sacrifice. Press Release