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The Hill Op-Ed: Ahead of a coronavirus vaccine, Mexico's drug pricing to have far-reaching impacts on Americans

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BY REPS. VERONICA ESCOBAR (D-TEXAS), ROSA DELAURO (D-CONN.), JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-ILL.), AND EARL BLUMENAUER (D-ORE.) The United States and Mexico have both been slammed by the COVID-19 pandemic with more than six million U.S. cases and 185,000 deaths and Mexico surging to 606,000 cases, the eighth highest in the world. Yet amidst this global health crisis, Mexico’s Congress recently passed legislati... Read more »

The Hill - House votes to curtail Insurrection Act powers

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By Rebecca Kheel The Democratic-controlled House voted Monday to add limits to the Insurrection Act after President Trump threatened to invoke it to deploy active-duty troops against recent protests over racial injustice. In a 215-190 vote, the House approved the Insurrection Act changes as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The vote fell largely along party-lines, though 14 D... Read more »

Escobar to Trump, López Obrador: Come up with a joint strategy to tackle COVID-19

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By Lauren Villagran U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar on Tuesday urged the U.S. and Mexican presidents to pursue a binational strategy to tackle COVID-19 as infections swell on both sides of the border. On the eve of the meeting in Washington, D.C., between Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the El Paso Democrat implored "urgent action" in an open letter to both men. "With over 130,000 America... Read more »

The Hill Op-Ed: The DACA recipients protecting all Americans

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By Congresswoman Veronica Escobar The strength that our nation, including my El Pasoan constituents, has summoned in the midst of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic is no surprise to anyone who understands our nation’s resilience. Yet, it remains nothing short of awe inspiring. Americans are stepping in to care for their neighbors in ways large and small, even when our elected leaders fall sho... Read more »

El Paso Times Op-Ed: 'We are strongest when we unite to face adversity'

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By Congresswoman Veronica Escobar El Pasoans aren’t strangers to great challenges, and our community has demonstrated time and again that we are strongest when we unite to face adversity. Coronavirus, the pandemic that is sweeping the globe will prove to be one of the greatest challenges we will face. To adequately address it, we must each be armed with information driven by science, understand th... Read more »

NPR: Spanish Response To State Of The Union Calls Trump 'The Greatest Threat'

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By Meg Anderson According to Rep. Veronica Escobar, the greatest danger facing Americans is not foreign, economic or even climate related. It is the president himself and his Republican supporters in Congress. "Honestly, the greatest threat to our security is a president and a Republican-controlled Senate that act only in their own interest," Escobar said during the Spanish-language response to Pr... Read more »

The New York Times: Veronica Escobar to Focus on Health Care, Guns in Spanish-Language Response to Trump

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By Emily Cochrane When President Trump delivered his State of the Union address in 2019, he pointed to El Paso as a sign of the success of his immigration policies, claiming it had been transformed from “one of our nation’s most dangerous cities” to “one of the safest cities in our country” by the construction of a border wall. In the audience, Representative Veronica Escobar, the Democrat who rep... Read more »

El Paso Times: Border Patrol Creates New Civilian Jobs to Handle Migrant Welfare

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By Lauren Villagran U.S. Customs and Border Protection is creating hundreds of new, civilian jobs to handle the processing and welfare checks of migrants at the border — a move advocates have recommended to curb allegations of abusive treatment in border enforcement. The USAJobs.gov posting shows openings in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, for civilians to help "with humanitarian ca... Read more »

El Paso Times Newsmaker of 2019: Rep. Veronica Escobar, a leading voice on the border

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By Daniel Borunda First-year U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar rose to become one of the most impactful national voices from the border as El Paso faced a difficult year in 2019. Escobar, who made history as one of the first two Latinas in Congress from Texas, was outspoken against what she saw as dangerous anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies from the Trump administration. She also played a role in the ... Read more »

Texas Monthly: Veronica vs. the Swamp

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By Robert Moore Representative Veronica Escobar wanted her colleagues to see the conditions for themselves. It was a warm spring morning in El Paso, and the freshman congresswoman was taking four Democratic congresswomen—members of the House Homeland Security Committee—to visit a Border Patrol station in El Paso where hundreds of migrants, many of them Central American families seeking refuge in t... Read more »

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