Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to emphasize the need to protect innocent lives, regional stability, and American national security interests as he meets with Israeli officials in his visit to the region.
The letter, signed by 56 additional members in the House of Representatives… Read more »
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the start of a series of listening sessions to collect community feedback on the feasibility of removing commercial traffic (18-wheelers) from the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Port of Entry. In coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the General Services Administration (GSA), and several other federal agencies, the… Read more »
Today, the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) published an online resource page for the potential upcoming federal shutdown.
“With over 21,000 federal employees living in our community, the impending Republican shutdown will have a devastating effect across the country,” said Congresswoman Escobar. "Federal employees like CBP & TSA agents, air traffic… Read more »
Today, to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) reintroduced her bill, HR 5521, that would authorize President Joe Biden to posthumously award Mexican American World War I hero, Private Marcelino Serna, the Medal of Honor. The bill, first introduced in 2021, holds heavy significance to Private Serna's descendants, the El Paso community, and… Read more »
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) joined the League of Conservation Voters, Chispa TX, and Rewiring America to discuss implementation of the historic clean energy and climate justice investments from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The webinar connected state and local government officials, superintendents, and El Paso organizations… Read more »
Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by Representatives James Clyburn (SC-06), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Garamendi (CA-08), Katie Porter (CA-47) Nikema Williams (GA-06), and Summer Lee (PA-12) introduced the Disarm Hate Act to prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms. Read more »
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for a comprehensive investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by a Texas National Guard Servicemember along the border of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.
The letter, signed by 10 additional members of the Texas Democratic Delegation, comes amid Governor Greg Abbott’s continued… Read more »
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released the Climate Crisis Advisory Committee Framework and reintroduced her legislation H.R. 5204, the Climate Adaptation Plan Act of 2023 (CAP Act), inspired by the report and the work of her Climate Crisis Advisory Committee (CCAC). This legislation directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to establish a grant… Read more »
Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement:
"On August 3, 2019, El Pasoans found themselves at the center of America’s domestic violent extremism and our gun violence epidemic.
"It’s been four years since a white supremacist confessed that he drove over 10 hours to El Paso in order to slaughter Hispanics and immigrants. He published a screed… Read more »
Today Congresswoman Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement on Greg Abbott’s family separation policy at the southern border.
“I am horrified by the news that Greg Abbott is separating children from their fathers at our southern border. In a throwback to the cruel family separation policies of former President Donald Trump, Governor Abbott is once again using inhumanity and… Read more »