Progressive champion Chuy García has represented Southwestern Chicago in the House since 2019.
García’s history in politics dates back to 1984, when he challenged a powerful party figure for a position in the local Democratic Party. García won by 59 votes in a race deemed the “Council Wars.” Since then, García has been a progressive icon in the city of Chicago. His legislative priorities include fighting for universal healthcare, reforming our immigration system, and promoting worker rights.
García is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Natural Resources.
Rep. Garcia is a J Street ally.
He is an unabashed champion of peace and justice, and an outspoken advocate for Palestinian rights. He co-sponsored H.R. 2590, legislation which would prohibit US foreign assistance from being used to hold children in military detention. In June 2022, García signed the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians.