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For the first 100 days in office, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and House Democrats continue to make progress on the For The People agenda focused on lowering health care and prescription drug costs for El Pasoans, raising wages, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and cleaning up corruption in Washington.
Here’s a look at how the House of Representatives is moving forward on this agenda and other key priorities. Those with an asterisk denote measures with bipartisan support:
By Phillip Mena, Cora Cervantes and Suzanne Gamboa
EL PASO, Texas — When Rep. Veronica Escobar thinks of her hometown, what comes to mind is the more than 100-year-old dairy farm that generations of Escobars have owned and worked.
Escobar, who grew up in this border city on Texas’ westernmost tip, thinks of her father delivering milk even while working as the El Paso County engineer. She thinks of fun nights in high school in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just a short walk across a bridge spanning the Rio Grande.