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Illinois' Rep. Luis Gutierrez knows about the Internet

July 16, 2010 |  6:42 am

Speaking of Chicago, Rep. Luis Gutierrez is a former city alderman there, which means he's a Democrat. He's in his ninth House term now and will turn 57 later this year.

Coming from his heavily Hispanic and weirdly-shaped 4th District in Chicago, Gutierrez is a member of the Hispanic caucus. More importantly, Gutierrez is a member of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, which might someday address the comprehensive immigration reform measures that President Obama says are so urgently needed but need to wait for some reason.

As a member of the United States Congress, Gutierrez is paid $174,000 a year. He says on this C-SPAN video here that he does not communicate on Twitter because he was so late adapting use of a cellphone.

But he claims he now has figured out how to get on the Internet all by himself. And he has a hired person to do a Facebook page for him.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Video courtesy of C-SPAN