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Representatives Escobar, Crow, and Garcia Introduce Legislation to Halt Transfer of ICE Detainees, Slow Spread of COVID-19 in ICE Facilities

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) joined by Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) introduced the End Transfers of Detained Immigrants Act, legislation which would immediately prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from transferring immigrant detainees between ICE facilities or to federal, state, and local prisons during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CO... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Names Emily Loya as New District Director

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced new changes to her staff in her El Paso office. Congresswoman Escobar has hired Emily Loya as the new District Director for the Texas 16th Congressional District. Emily has served the El Paso community for over a decade. “Susie Byrd has been my District Director since I was first elected to office and helped me build my strong and devoted tea... Read more »

Representatives Escobar, Woodall, and Soto Introduce Legislation to Keep Families Together in the United States

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7), and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9) introduced H.R. 8708, the American Families United Act. This bipartisan legislation is designed to preserve and promote family unity by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to help millions of U.S. citizens reunite with their loved ones. This legislation, introduced by former Congress... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis in El Paso

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(El Paso, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in El Paso: “Early on in the pandemic, on April 30, 2020, I sent a letter to local leaders sharing information provided by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who warned that minority communities like El Paso would be as vulnerable to COVID-19 as those living in assisted living fa... Read more »

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Statement on Surge of COVID-19 Cases in El Paso

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the record-breaking surge of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in El Paso: “Today, along with the news of the loss of four more lives, our community has reached the grim and heartbreaking milestone of surpassing 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day. Make no mistake: El Paso is in a state of emergency. I’ve heard ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Develop Binational Strategic Plan to Protect Border Communities Against COVID-19

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced the Binational Health Strategies Act of 2020. The legislation is designed to protect border communities against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by amending the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act to direct the U.S.-Mexico Border Heath Commission to assemble a report on COVID-19 response along the border and create binational plans... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Ending the Census

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling approving the Trump Administration’s request to end the 2020 Census count early: “The Supreme Court’s decision to enable the Trump administration’s efforts to weaponize the 2020 Census is deeply disappointing and will inflict long-lasting harm on El Paso and vulnerable communities across t... Read more »

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Passes Congresswoman Escobar’s Bill to Protect Servicemembers and Veterans

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The Bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 Would Permanently Establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Within the U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) bipartisan legislation to protect servicemembers, veterans, and their families. H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This job-creating legislation launches the research and development needed to unleash a clean energy revolution, makes a down-payment in modernizing American’s energy innovation infrastructure and puts our country on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050. This bipartisan leg... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Remarks at El Paso Chamber 2020 State of Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) delivered remarks at the El Paso Chamber 2020 Virtual State of Congress. Below a transcript of her remarks as delivered: Good morning. I’d like to thank the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to address your membership again this year, and everyone tuning in. I wish we could be together in person, and I look forward to the day when... Read more »

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