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The New York Times Op-Ed: Solving the Migrant Crisis Means Going Beyond Our Border

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By Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Many Republicans are eager to blame President Biden for the increase in families and children arriving at the border, but the truth is that this is not a new phenomenon. Since 2014, as Central American migrants have come, generous border communities like El Paso have ensured that they are safe and cared for. Meanwhile, the rest of the country wrings its hands, pol... Read more »

El Paso Times: US Rep. Veronica Escobar works to bring FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site to El Paso

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By Aaron Martinez March 11, 2021 Efforts led by U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar to bring a federal vaccination site to El Paso could result in the area getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses per day. President Joe Biden announced soon after he was sworn in that he would use the Federal Emergency Management Agency to bring vaccination sites to areas across the country. "Early on we learned that th... Read more »

The Texas Tribune: Texas Congressional Democrats urge Gov. Greg Abbott to let Planned Parenthood stay on Medicaid

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By Shannon Najmabadi All 13 Democrats who represent Texas in Congress are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to reverse a yearslong effort to boot Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program, saying it jeopardizes thousands of low-income Texans’ ability to access nonabortion health services. Their plea comes just days after a state district judge temporarily stopped the state from excluding Plan... Read more »

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 »

El Paso Times: 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 »

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