Press Releases

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
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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.
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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.

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