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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on White House Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall’s Visit to El Paso

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement after hosting President Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall: “The best way to learn about the border and our community is to personally experience all it has to offer. El Paso has found itself – as it has for many years – as a focal point in the conversation about immigration and border security....

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Protect Healthcare Providers

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced H.R. 7814, the Healthcare Providers Safety Act of 2022. This legislation establishes a grant program for healthcare providers to enhance the physical and cyber security of their facilities, personnel, and patients. “Healthcare providers are essential healthcare workers who have been showing up, innovating, and constantly adapting. Those who provide...

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Urging President Biden to Address Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Harmful Commercial Vehicles Inspection Policy at the Southern Border

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led a letter to President Biden urging his Administration to address Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s harmful commercial vehicles inspection policy at the Southern Border. The letter, which was co-signed by the entire Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation, comes on the heels of Governor Abbott’s recent directive to increase inspections of commercial ve...

Congresswoman Escobar Announced as Member of the America COMPETES Act Conference Committee

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) was named to the conference committee for the America COMPETES Act by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Escobar’s selection comes as one of two Democratic Members representing the House Armed Services Committee. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 addresses inflation and will ensure that America can outcompete any nation in the world by accelerating...

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Phased Reopening of the Capitol Complex

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After health and safety guidelines mandated the closure of the Capitol Complex to the public for over two years, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) proudly invites constituents to make reservations to visit the U.S. Capitol as it reopens for tours. The Capitol building will reopen in the following phases: Phase 1 began March 28th and is open for staff-led tours of groups up to 15 people, as we...

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Application Process for Community Project Funding for FY23

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced her office would be accepting applications for Community Project Funding (CPF) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). With the release of updated guidance from the House Committee on Appropriations for the upcoming appropriations cycle, eligible entities are encouraged to submit an application with the Congresswoman’s office to request a one-time infusion of federal funds.

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Title 42 and the Biden Administration’s Proposed Changes to Asylum Proceedings

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement on Title 42 and the Biden Administration’s proposed changes to asylum proceedings: “The use of Title 42, introduced by the Trump Administration, effectively eliminated access to legal asylum in our country. I have been calling for an end to Title 42 since it began and I am hopeful that the Biden Administration will soon rescind ...

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Urging Secretary Blinken to Take All Necessary Steps to Establish In-country Processing Programs

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), a member of the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Department of State to work with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to establish in-country asylum processing programs for those seeking asylum in the U.S. from Central America.

Congresswoman Escobar and EPA Regional Administrator for Region 6, Dr. Earthea Nance, Brief El Paso Superintendents on Funding for Clean School Buses

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Dr. Earthea Nance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator for Region 6, met with El Paso superintendents to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s federal Clean School Bus Program Funding grant opportunities for local school districts.

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