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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…

El Paso Times: Veronica Escobar introduces bill proposing humanitarian overhaul of asylum process for migrants

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By Lauren Villagran Even as the number of people seeking asylum at the southern border has grown, Congress has done little to change how the U.S. treats asylum seekers. U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso) on Tuesday introduced a bill, the "Re-imagining Asylum Processing Act," that proposes to overhaul how asylum claims are made and treated at the Southwest border. The bill would…

KFOX: Escobar wants El Paso shooting healing garden to become national memorial

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By Justin Kree Congresswoman Veronica Escobar spoke virtually to the subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Land Thursday morning about turning the El Paso Community Healing Garden into a national memorial. “It was the deadliest attack of Latinos in modern American history,” Escobar said. The healing garden was unveiled at Ascarate Park on August 3, 2021, the two-year…

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