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Congresswoman Escobar Seeks Veteran for Wounded Warrior Fellowship in El Paso Office

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that she is seeking a wounded and/or disabled veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her El Paso district office. The veteran chosen for the fellowship will work with active-duty and veteran constituents and act as a facilitator between El Pasoans and federal, state, and local agencies, as well as veteran service organizations. “El Paso is home t... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Invites El Pasoans to Respond to Online Minimum Wage Increase Survey

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This week, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) is inviting El Pasoans to share their opinion about the federal minimum wage and Congressional Democrats’ proposal to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to increase $15 per hour by 2025 as part of President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. Through this provision, the minimum wage would increase to $9.50 an hour this year, then to $11 next ye... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Cosponsors the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Transform the America’s Immigration System

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined over 80 Members of Congress as an original cosponsor of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Joe Biden’s bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system, was introduced by Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) and U.S. Senato... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Launches the Climate Crisis Advisory Committee

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the creation of the Climate Crisis Advisory Committee (CCAC), a formal local mechanism to provide El Paso community members and partners an opportunity to develop recommendations to address the climate crisis. The Climate Crisis Advisory Committee’s main mission will be to serve as an avenue for Congresswoman Escobar to gather feedback from members ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Delivers Valentine’s Day Cards to El Paso Seniors and Veterans

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that, as part of her office’s Valentine’s for Seniors and Veterans program, she will safely deliver over 250 Valentine’s Day cards handmade by El Paso children to local seniors and veterans. “The lives of El Paso seniors and veterans has been severely altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and now more than ever, we need to come together apart to r... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Designated as Vice Chair of House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel for the 117th Congress

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Today, the House Armed Services Committee announced that Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) has been designated as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel for the 117th Congress. Congresswoman Escobar will also serve on the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems. “I am honored to serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel and loo... Read more »

Escobar, Veasey Lead Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation Calling on Gov. Abbott to Reverse Decision Excluding Planned Parenthood from the Texas Medicaid Program

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), led the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling for the reversal of his decision to exclude Planned Parenthood providers from the Medicaid program as the state faces the COVID-19 public health crisis. Additionally, the letter highlights the devastating effe... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Pass the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities on top of the current expected growth of the apprenticeship system. It would also yield $10.6 billion in net benefits to U.S. taxpayers in the form of increased workers productivity and decreased sp... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Urging President Biden to Review Unjust Deportation of El Paso Attack Survivor and Witness

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee, led 11 of her colleagues in sending a letter to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. urging the immediate review of the unjust deportations across the United States, including that of Rosa – a survivor and witness of the domestic terrorist attack against El Paso on August 3, 2019 – and calling for the enactment of po... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Pass Budget Resolution, A Key Tool to Accelerate Passing Coronavirus Relief for El Paso Families

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H. Con. Res. 11, FY 2021 Budget Resolution. This budget resolution is a key tool to accelerate passing the robust coronavirus (COVID-19) relief that El Paso families, workers, and small businesses need to combat the pandemic and strengthen the economy. “The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis has devastated our community, and El Paso’s ... Read more »

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