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September 26, 2019 Press Release
As part of Suicide Prevention Month, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released a public service announcement (PSA) spreading awareness about the important topic of veteran suicide prevention and encouraging El Pasoans to Be There for veterans
September 25, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Hoy, la congresista Veronica Escobar (TX-16) emitió las siguientes declaraciones después de que la Cámara de Representantes aprobara H.R. 2203, la Ley Para Mejorar la Seguridad Nacional.

September 25, 2019 Press Release
“El Paso, our nation’s modern-day Ellis Island, has been the epicenter of the humanitarian chaos created by the Trump administration that has been exacerbated by the lack of accountability and transparency within the Department of Homeland Security.
September 16, 2019 Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – La congresista Veronica Escobar (TX-16) emitió las siguientes declaraciones en celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana:

“Este mes, celebramos las increíbles contribuciones que generaciones de latinos han hecho a nuestro país y las culturas y tradiciones entretejidas en el rico tejido de la sociedad estadounidense.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

“This month, we celebrate the incredible contributions of generations of Latinos to our country and of the cultures and traditions woven into the rich fabric of American society.

September 12, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking answers regarding Department of Defense (DoD) policy on the process for non-citizen servicemembers seeking naturalization and how the Department of Homeland Security, specifically the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), evaluates servicemember applications for naturalization.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
“After the hateful attack against El Paso, I was determined to return to our nation’s capital and deliver the change the victims, survivors, and thousands of communities impacted by gun violence deserve.
September 10, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence to honor of the victims of the August 3, 2019 El Paso domestic terrorist attack. Click here to watch a video of her remarks and read below her remarks as prepared:

September 6, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee, chaired a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship field hearing in El Paso, TX entitled “Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism
September 5, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Armed Services Committee, along with Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli asking him to reconsider the new policy change impacting military families and federal employees.


In The News

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.
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.
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.
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.
January 3, 2019 In The News
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