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Congressman Luis Gutierrez: from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

Monday, October 07, 2013

Eleven-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: Puerto Rico and America. His memoir, Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill, tells how his varied experiences—from picking coffee beans to driving a cab—shaped him into one of the most surprising careers in American politics.

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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Comments [7]

Marcus from Brooklyn

About the 10th time he yelled "LOOK, LOOK" i had to turn it off.

Oct. 07 2013 12:59 PM
Robert from NYC

Is this about you or your constituents? I'm tired of personal stories. Everybody writes one these days and they're getting boring. Aw, I'm sorry.

Oct. 07 2013 12:54 PM
Robert from NYC

Bla bla bla, term limits is what we need. Rep Gutierrez give someone else a chance. There surely are other Latinos who can do as good a job as you or maybe even better!? Yes, you done good for your people and should have but it's time for new, younger blood in congress and that goes for you and ALL your colleagues there. Move on, we need fresh blood.

Oct. 07 2013 12:50 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Congressman Gutierrez wants a handful of rich people to pay for all the health care for all his sick illegal immigrant future constituents.
Yes, elections do mean something, but not everything. That is why our Founding Fathers did not create a pure democracy. They did now want a MOBocracy! Elections mean bringing in smarter people to discuss, to debate, to reason, and eventually to make hopefully the right decisions for the country and for their constituents.

Oct. 07 2013 12:44 PM
shelli from new jersey

The only thing the tea party is willing to fund is a Police State

Oct. 07 2013 12:42 PM
Santiago from New York, NY

Rep. Gutierrez is currently a champion for the Latino community but he's vehemently opposed to Puerto Rico becoming a state and having equal representation in the U.S. Congress.

How is this possible that the same policy maker who supports Latino rights (in the mainland) block the voice of own people (from the territory) to be heard in Congress?

Oct. 07 2013 12:41 PM
Cynthia Herzegovitch from East Harlem - work

AMEN to that - nuff said.

Oct. 07 2013 12:40 PM

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