Congressman Gutierrez is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he has served since the beginning of the 110th Congress. The House Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over constitutional issues, civil rights and liberties, criminal law enforcement, immigration law, and the federal judiciary. 

Rep. Gutierrez currently is on the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.  Since being selected to sit on the Committee, Congressman Gutierrez has continued to be a forceful advocate for a common sense and comprehensive reform to our broken immigration system. 


As a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Gutierrez has spearheaded efforts to bring more minorities into the banking system. He also has played a prominent role in cracking down on predatory lenders, including flagrant abuses in payday lending to the military, and is leading efforts to make the costs of remittance services more transparent and to increase competition in the marketplace. 

An amendment offered by Congressman Gutierrez in the Financial Services Committee to cap the interest on payday loans made to military families and provide them with other basic protections against abusive lenders, was signed into law in 2006.  Mr. Gutierrez is now seeking to extend those same protections to all Americans, not just the military and their families.