Pelosi Statement on Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s Decision to Not Seek Re-Election


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the announcement that Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois will not seek re-election:

“Congressman Luis Gutiérrez has been a tireless and ferocious champion for immigrants, for our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and for hard-working Americans everywhere.  He has boldly and relentlessly held our government accountable to the full promise of the American idea, and our nation is stronger and more just because of his leadership.

“Congressman Gutiérrez’s quarter century of service in the Congress is a testament to his deep commitment to his constituents and to our entire country.  With courage and passion, Congressman Gutiérrez has led the charge for comprehensive immigration reform, fought tirelessly for economic justice and dedicated himself to being an unwavering voice for American workers.

“We are all grateful for his dedication and commitment to his constituents, to Congress and to our nation.  My colleagues and I wish Congressman Gutiérrez and his family the very best as he writes the next chapter of his journey.”