“I’m proud that Congress took a significant step forward to stop the Trump administration from diverting critical disaster relief funds meant for other projects towards an expensive and ineffective border wall."
January 16, 2019 Press Release
“I couldn’t be more honored to have been named to serve on the House Judiciary Committee by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I stand ready to work under the leadership of Chairman Jerrold Nadler to defend our constitution and be a voice for El Paso, the border region, and the American people.”
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“Today’s court ruling is a rejection of the Trump administration’s attempts to target immigrant communities and subvert the Census Bureau for its political purposes."
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“I’m honored and grateful to have been named to the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “This is a critical appointment for the Fort Bliss Army Base and El Paso. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues and under the leadership of Chairman Adam Smith.”
January 11, 2019 Press Release
“Tornillo is the embodiment of a dark chapter in America’s history. While the people of El Paso are relieved by the news, we know that this does not reverse the emotional and psychological harm the Trump administration has inflicted on these children, and that this does not put an end to the hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies coming out of the White House."
January 10, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) delivered her first House floor speech as a Member of the 116th United States Congress. Below is a transcript of her remarks as delivered:
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, Will Clean Up Corruption in Washington, Make it Easier to Vote, and Give Hardworking Americans More Power in Our Democracy
“The people of El Paso and across the country are disappointed with the culture of corruption in Washington D.C.,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “The new Democratic House majority has received marching orders from the American people and we are ready to deliver on our promise to put hardworking families first and return power to the people.”
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar makes history as one of the two first Latinas from Texas to serve in the U.S. Congress.
“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.”
January 3, 2019 Press Release
Representative Escobar Sworn into 116th Congress
U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by the House Speaker on January 3rd, 2019.