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GUTIÉRREZ, Luis V., A Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 1953; B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill., 1974; teacher; social worker, Illinois state department of children and family services; administrative assistant, Chicago, Ill., mayor’s office subcommittee on infrastructure, 1984-1985; co-founder, West Town-26th Ward Independent Political Organization, 1985; alderman, Chicago, Ill., city council, 1986-1993, president pro tem, 1989-1992; delegate, Democratic National Committee, 1984; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Luis V. Gutiérrez" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2012.

Gutiérrez, Luis., and Doug Scofield. Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Banking and Financial Services
  • House Committee - Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
  • House Committee - Financial Services
    • Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology - Chair
    • Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit - Chair
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs
  • House Committee - Judiciary
  • House Committee - Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • House Committee - Veterans' Affairs
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