“El Paso has never been one of the most ‘dangerous cities’ in the country, and our safety and security has long been a point of pride. These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit,” Congresswoman Escobar wrote.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
“We were disturbed to hear ongoing reports of hunger strikes at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas. We were equally troubled to learn that several of these individuals are being forced-fed,” wrote the lawmakers.
February 4, 2019 Press Release
“Senaida is the epitome of the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “She has dedicated her life to advancing immigrant rights and preparing our next generation of leaders, all while experiencing family separation created by our broken immigration system and uncertainty as a DACA recipient.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“Democrats stand ready to deliver on our promise to put hardworking families first and return power to the people.
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“The deployment of U.S. military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration has proven to be a misuse of resources and a political effort intended to further the administration's manufactured crisis.
“The Fort Bliss Army Installation is part of El Paso’s rich history and tradition, and an invaluable asset to Texas and to our national security,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee to preserve Fort Bliss’ importance and protect and help our service members and their families.”
“I’m honored to join the House Judiciary Committee, and proud to serve on these subcommittees,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “These subcommittee assignments will allow me to defend our nation’s fundamental values and work on critical priorities for El Pasoans, the greater border region, and the American people.”
January 25, 2019 Press Release
“For 35 days, President Trump and Republicans in Congress have senselessly held the American people hostage by endangering our nation’s safety and inflicting pain on hundreds of thousands of hard-working federal employees and contractors who have struggled to feed their families and pay their bills. I’m grateful for their patriotism and commend the generosity shown by the El Paso community for helping and supporting them during this troubling and difficult period."
January 24, 2019 Press Release
(El Paso, TX) – For the first time, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, January 26 at 9 a.m. at the El Paso Community Foundation Room.
“We are 33 days into a senseless shutdown that is endangering our security and threatening our economy, because President Trump and the Republican Senate insist on holding the American people hostage to a wasteful and ineffective border wall,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I’m working every day to end this shutdown and deliver effective investments for the community of El Paso. Now, the Senate must do their part and send this legislative package to the President’s desk.”