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August 14, 2019 Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.

August 4, 2019 Press Release

"We are taking a moment from the time we’ve been spending with families and the community of El Paso to make a statement about the decision announced earlier today by United States Attorney John Bash, who confirmed that the Department of Justice would be investigating the massacre in our community as domestic terrorism.

But before we do that, we must make some acknowledgements.

August 3, 2019 Press Release
“Today, El Paso is facing the indescribable pain and horror that too many other American communities have had to endure. Our hearts are completely broken by this needless loss of life, especially here in our beautiful home. We mourn for the victims and everyone involved.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
This legislation gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 and, according to an independent economic analysis from the Economic Policy Institute, increases wages for nearly 151,000 El Paso workers and lifts millions of workers and children across the country out of poverty:
July 17, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act addresses our nation’s immigration challenges at the southern border by ensuring accountability and oversight within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). After the favorable Committee markup of her legislation, Congresswoman Escobar issued the following statement:
July 17, 2019 Press Release
The Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act would prevent the Trump administration from deporting the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings) of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans who served in active duty who were discharged in conditions other than dishonorable, and servicemembers who died in the line of duty if they have not committed a serious crime.
July 12, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, securing big wins for El Paso, tackling key threats like climate change, and protecting our American values.

July 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on The Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment. Below are the Leader’s remarks as delivered:
July 10, 2019 Press Release
According to media reports, women trainees were penalized and dismissed at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts and subjected to sexist and inappropriate comments and behavior. One trainee was discharged from the Academy for lacking emotional maturity because she disagreed with her instructor, while a male trainee who had an emotional outburst after receiving instructor critique was not sanctioned for his behavior and was allowed to graduate. Another trainee was subjected to sexually charged comments by her male instructors, including instructors stating women needed to take birth control to control their moods. Yet another trainee, an African American woman, was labeled “spaghetti head” in reference to her braids.
June 27, 2019 Press Release
“I was ready to end this inhumanity by voting for legislation that would uphold our American values and bring relief to El Pasoans during this challenging time. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell refused to increase accountability and oversight and address our challenges at our southern border. Today, Congress should have done and could have done better.”

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July 12, 2019 In The News
Escobar, una de las dos primeras mujeres latinas elegidas para representar a Texas en la Cámara de Representantes, se ha convertido en una lideresa de los debates legislativos sobre los problemas fronterizos. La Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, la considera como una voz influyente y Escobar se ha proyectado como una política apasionada pero menos conflictiva que otras nuevas figuras que también han confrontado las duras políticas migratorias del presidente Donald Trump.
July 11, 2019 In The News
Ms. Escobar, one of the first of two Latina women to represent Texas in the House, has become a leader in the bruising, emotional border debate on Capitol Hill. Elevated as a voice of authority by Speaker Pelosi, Ms. Escobar has been passionate but also less confrontational than some of the other freshmen when highlighting President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies.
March 8, 2019 In The News
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.
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February 3, 2019 In The News
Attempting to negotiate “border security” during a government shutdown, while hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their families struggled to stay afloat and communities were left reeling from the economic impact, was not only contrary to the democratic process, but it also all but guaranteed a terrible outcome for immigrants and the border.
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January 23, 2019 In The News
En lugar de desarrollar una respuesta informada por los hechos en el campo, este gobierno ha elegido como estrategia la incompetencia y la crueldad. Las consecuencias ya se dejan ver.
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January 17, 2019 In The News
Instead of developing a nuanced response to the facts on the ground, this administration has chosen incompetence and cruelty as its approach. The consequences are already apparent.
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January 3, 2019 In The News
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