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Congresswoman Escobar Demands Answers About CBP Response to Coronavirus

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General requesting information about the Department’s handling of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and the health, safety and welfare of detainees and staff at Border Patrol Station One in El Paso, Texas and across the country. The letter followed alarming reports from legal serv... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Urging DoD to Halt Border Wall Construction and Other Non-essential Projects During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), and Deb Haaland (NM-01), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging the military to demonstrate appropriate restraint and halt non-essential projects, such as construction of the border wall, during the coronavirus pandemic to safeguard the health and safety of military personnel. Read more »

El Paso Leaders Joint Statement Urging Cooperation and Encouraging El Paso-Juárez Region to Prepare to Minimize Impact of Coronavirus

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Mayor Dee Margo, County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego, and Borderplex Chief Executive Officer Jon Barela, released the following joint statement urging U.S. and Mexican authorities to cooperate to contain spread of coronavirus, and El Paso-Juárez region to make contingency plans to minimize impact Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted for H.R. 6201, the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a critical legislation to support El Paso families facing the COVID-19 public health threat. “As El Pasoans learn about the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus, I’m putting families first by supporting critical legislation that appropriates funds to ensure free coro... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Office Changes to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced changes to operations in her Washington, D.C. and El Paso offices that reflect the current public health recommendations. “As a member of Congress, the health and safety of Americans is my top priority. In that spirit, my office will implement new measures to assist in preventing the spread of coronavirus,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “An oun... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for Emergency Supplemental to Address Threat Posed by Coronavirus

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted for H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. This $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package will robustly address the coronavirus (COVID-19), including vaccine development, support for state and local governments, and assistance for affected small businesses. “As COVID-19 cases in the United States i... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on 9th Circuit Court Decision to Block Remain in Mexico

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy: “For over a year, the Trump administration’s dangerous ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy has been a stain on the rule of law and our nation’s conscience. Today’s decision affirms its illegalit... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Testimony Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment at today’s Member Day hearing. Congresswoman Escobar highlighted El Paso’s priorities for the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. The WRDA is essential to our country’s water infrastructure and p... Read more »

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