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Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $2 Million for El Paso Health Technology Projects in Appropriations Bill

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $2.1 million in federal funding for two El Paso health technology projects in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. Specifically, the Committee approved $1.2 million in federal funding to support the expansion of medical robotics in the University Med...

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Honor our Promise and Protect our Brave Afghan Partners

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, legislation to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, security personnel, and other partners who face deadly retribution by the Taliban for their work with the United States government. This bipartisan legislation will expand an...

Escobar, Warren Reintroduce Legislation to Require DoD to Achieve Net Zero Energy and Adapt to Climate Change

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced the reintroduction of the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act. This bicameral legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures $2.8 Million in Funding for El Paso Public Broadband in Appropriations Bill

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $2.8 million in funding for the Cotton Valley Connect Project by Digital El Paso in the Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. This funding would be used by El Paso County to provide reliable access to public broadband service, via wireles...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $900,000 in Funding for El Paso Makes in Appropriations Bill to Promote Local Manufacturing and Job Creation

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $964,000 in funding for the El Paso Makes project in the Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Subcommittee Appropriations bill. The El Paso Makes project would develop a regional innovation ecosystem by harnessing UTEP’s national research preeminence to create high quality jobs for the region and accelerate El Paso’s manufacturing compet...

Representatives Escobar, Speier Lead Members in Call for $15 Billion Investment in Reconciliation to Fix Poor and Failing Military Child Care Facilities, Substandard Barracks

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and 23 cosigners sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders calling attention to the dilapidated state ...

Congresswoman Escobar Announces El Paso Families Will Receive Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Starting Today

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that 53,800 El Paso households could expect to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments beginning today, July 15th, 2021. The Child Tax Credit was included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congresswoman Escobar voted to send to President Joe Biden’s desk in March 2021. The Child Tax Credit benefits hardworking families who are raising...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures $1.1 Million in Funding for Critical Water Infrastructure in El Paso Colonias

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $1.1 million in funding for the Connecting Communities: Upper Valley First-Time Water & Wastewater Projects. This funding would be used to provide for the design and environmental assessment for a cluster of first-time water and wastewater projects throughout the El Paso Upper Valley, benefiting over 400 residents with access...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Nomination of Gabe Camarillo as the 36th U.S. Under Secretary of the Army

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released a statement following President Joe Biden’s announcement of the nomination of El Paso native Gabe Camarillo as United States Under Secretary of the Army. In February 2021, Congresswoman Escobar led two congressional letters endorsing Gabe Camarillo’s nomination: “I am proud to support the historic nomination of El Paso native Gabe Camarillo as the 36...

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden as National Memorial Site

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced legislation to designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden as a federally recognized National Memorial Site. The introduction of this legislation comes ahead of the two-year mark of the August 3rd, 2019, domestic terrorist attack against El Paso, Texas. “Almost two years ago, El Pasoans found themselves at the intersection of the gun violence ep...

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