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January 16, 2020 Press Release
“Climate change is an urgent global crisis that demands a strong and swift response,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “As Congress continues to push for ambitious climate action by the United States, it is imperative that we also ensure we have the foreign policy tools necessary to combat this threat and protect our planet for future generations. The Targeting Environmental and Climate Recklessness Act would deter and hold accountable foreign individuals and companies who engage in reckless behaviors that exacerbate this crisis.”
January 9, 2020 Press Release
“As a Member of Congress, my duty is to protect El Pasoans and defend our nation’s interests. Unfortunately, the reckless and irresponsible actions by President Trump – including pulling out of the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the decision, without Congressional approval, to kill Commander Qasem Soleimani – have endangered our servicemembers, diplomats and American allies, and worked counter to American security interests.
December 20, 2019 Press Release
“Congratulations to D’Andre and Daniel from Parkland Middle School. Their winning app to pre-order school meals with just a few taps allows students to get their lunch quicker and helps schools with food preparation and reduce waste,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I commend them and all the talented El Paso coders who submitted such innovative and creative apps and thank their families and educators for sparking student’s curiosity in STEM.”
December 19, 2019 Press Release
“As a representative of one of the largest manufacturing regions in North America, a vote for an updated NAFTA is a vote for the more than 23,000 El Pasoans dependent on a prosperous border economy.
December 18, 2019 Press Release
“In moments of great tragedy, we’ve been able to count on Americans to come together to exhibit strength and unity, showing that we are one people, one country. Not Republicans, not Democrats, but Americans.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
“No legislation is perfect and despite the fact that this legislation includes many priorities that I have advocated for on behalf of my community, it provides funding for abhorrent practices.
December 16, 2019 Press Release

(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar welcomed General John M. Murray, Commanding General of U.S. Army Futures Command, to El Paso. The purpose of the visit was to explore potential partnerships between the U.S. Army Futures Command and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

December 13, 2019 Press Release
“Today, with a heavy heart but relentless in my obligation to uphold my oath of office, I stood with fellow patriots to defend our Constitution against President Trump’s abuse of power and unprecedented obstruction of Congress.
December 12, 2019 Press Release
“For hard-working El Paso families, the rising costs of prescription drugs remains a real crisis that threatens their health and financial security. While Big Pharma continues to reap profits, our seniors and families are forced to pay three, four, or even ten times higher than what they charge for the same drugs in Mexico and other countries.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“As member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am proud to have worked to craft and support the first NDAA under the new Democratic majority – a bill that includes key priorities for El Paso and Fort Bliss, delivers for our servicemembers and their families, and authorizes the funding needed for a strong, smart national defense strategy.


In The News

January 7, 2020 In The News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is creating hundreds of new, civilian jobs to handle the processing and welfare checks of migrants at the border — a move advocates have recommended to curb allegations of abusive treatment in border enforcement.

January 7, 2020 In The News
January 6, 2020 In The News

First-year U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar rose to become one of the most impactful national voices from the border as El Paso faced a difficult year in 2019.

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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