“Today, I voted to uphold our Founding Fathers’ vision for our nation, defend our Constitution, and reject an erroneous narrative that portrays border communities like El Paso, as a problem.
“The Trump administration’s immoral family separation policy has inflicted harm and pain on thousands of innocent children and their families and corroded our deepest American values.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
“I am honored to serve under the leadership of Majority Whip Clyburn as an Assistant Whip in the New Democratic House Majority,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “This role will give me the opportunity to continue standing up for El Paso’s values and bring together the diverse voices of our Caucus. I look forward to advancing legislation that reflects our American values and expanding opportunity to hard-working families in our border communities and across the country.”
February 23, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted her February monthly town hall meeting , Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at Burges High School.
February 21, 2019 Press Release
“The barricades constructed today at our ports of entry by CBP are an affront to the El Paso-Juárez border region’s efforts and work to become a world-renowned destination for international trade and innovation.
February 19, 2019 Press Release
The lawmakers also demanded an explanation of the legal process and policy considerations pertaining to the involuntary tube-feeding of ICE detainees. The letter was addressed to DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Acting Director John V. Kelly.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
“President Trump’s national emergency declaration is a political stunt in order to further his administrations’ anti-immigrant agenda and deliver on a campaign promise to build a wasteful and hateful border wall.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
“I commend and recognize the work and effort of the House Democratic conferees to keep our government open, secure investments in key areas – including funding for a processing center in El Paso – and lay the foundation for a strong FY2020 appropriations bill that would meaningfully advance accountability and oversight while promoting our American values.
February 8, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional delegation will be attended by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Reps. Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05).
“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.