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El Paso Matters Op-Ed: Student loan forgiveness will benefit El Paso families

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President Biden’s decision to forgive $10,000 in student loans for individuals earning less than $125,000 and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients will be life-changing for many El Pasoans, and while we have to address the root causes of deep economic inequity, this was an important step in the right direction.

El Paso Times: $600M in federal money aimed at modernizing, reducing air pollution at Bridge of Americas

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By Julia Lucero There will be a $600 million federal investment to try and modernize the Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry in El Paso, a news release from U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar read. The money will be provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for site acquisition, design and construction of facilities. The law includes more than $3.4 billion…

The Hill OpEd: We can and will meet the climate test in the Build Back Better Act

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By Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-T.X.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), AND Suzanne Bonamici (D- O.R.) If you read the headlines right now you might think Democrats can’t agree on anything — in fact, that could not be further from the truth. The real story is that congressional Democrats, from all parts of this country and from every conference in our Caucus, are…

Univison Op-Ed: We need investments in the care economy to help close the wage gap for Latinas

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This year's Latina Equal Pay Day is different for Latinas in Houston, El Paso, and across Texas. Our country is still grappling with the effects of a pandemic that took the lives of nearly 718,000 people and forced out at least 5.5 million women from the workforce. Our home state of Texas, ranking second for most COVID-19 deaths, is also trailing behind the rest of the…

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