Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Sworn Into the 116th Congress, Vows to Protect El Paso Communities & Stand Up for the Border

January 3, 2019
Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar makes history as one of the two first Latinas from Texas to serve in the U.S. Congress.
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar was sworn in as a Member of the 116th United States Congress, representing Texas’ 16th District, making history as the first woman from El Paso and one of the two first Latinas from Texas to serve in the legislative body. 
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar was sworn in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and was joined by her family. Video and photos of the ceremonial swearing-in can be viewed here.
“It is a privilege to serve the people of Texas’ 16th District and work for a community I love. My team and I have been working hard to ensure that we hit the ground running to pass legislation that re-opens our government and ends the Trump shutdown,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “In Congress, I will be committed to standing up for the border, advancing El Paso's agenda, and working alongside my colleagues to bring to Washington the accountability the American people deserve.”
Shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, Congresswoman Escobar opened her Washington D.C. office in the Longworth House Office Building, Room 1505, and announced the opening of her El Paso office located at 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 1500, El Paso, TX 79901 on Monday, January 7.