Press Releases

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.
September 4, 2019 Press Release
“President Trump’s irresponsible decision to steal funding for vital military construction projects in the El Paso region, the U.S. and the world, is a power grab that will undermine our national security and harm the morale and quality of life of our troops.”
August 30, 2019 Press Release
The Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing Will Examine Trump Administration’s Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism
“El Paso has unfortunately been ground zero for the Trump administration’s cruelty at the border. Callous policies like Remain in Mexico and family separation, the dangerous overcrowding of detention facilities, and metering have created a moral and humanitarian crisis in our country, and are corroding our American values.”
August 23, 2019 Press Release
“We are concerned that the Trump administration is jeopardizing our national security by failing to take domestic terrorism seriously. In particular, this administration is failing to address white supremacist extremist violence, the leading cause of domestic terrorism.
August 21, 2019 Press Release
“The Trump administration’s immigration plan is clear: erode asylum laws and change immigration rules in order to keep brown and black immigrants out of our country by either pushing their misery into another country, or by creating misery for them here in the United States. This pattern shows a consistent disregard for human dignity — especially that of immigrant children.
August 14, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) in co-leading a bicameral letter which was sent to the Chairpersons and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees as they begin conference negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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: