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Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Advance the FY21 NDAA

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NDAA Markup Includes Key Provisions Championed by Congresswoman Escobar Late last night, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and her House Armed Services Committee (HASC) colleagues unanimously advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 which includes several key provisions introduced and championed by Congresswoman Escobar. “This year’s NDAA comes at a pivotal ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Moving Forward Act

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The $1.5 trillion Plan to Rebuild American Infrastructure Includes Congresswoman Escobar’s Amendments to Improve Infrastructure in El Paso Colonias Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. This sweeping legislation invests more than $1.5 trillion to rebuild America’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climat... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar’s DoD Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act Highlighted in Solving the Climate Crisis Action Plan

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Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled the Solving the Climate Crisis report, a comprehensive congressional climate action framework that highlights Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) H.R. 2759, the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, as a critical tool in the effort to solve the climate crisis. The Department of Defense Climate Resiliency an... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

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Congresswoman Escobar voted for H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This legislation builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all El Pasoans. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA. Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted for H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation is a bold, comprehensive reform to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing syst... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Hosted Virtual Conversation with Marc Morial: “What Can Communities Do to Improve Police Accountability?”

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted a conversation called “What Can Communities Do to Improve Police Accountability?” with Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League. Congresswoman Escobar and Mr. Morial discussed how local governments can strengthen police accountability and community oversight. “People across El Paso and the country are ma... Read more »

Freshman Leadership Representatives Escobar and Neguse Call for Swift Consideration of H.R. 6 in Light of SCOTUS Decision

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In response to the Supreme Court decision last week to overturn the Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Congressman Joe Neguse, co-representatives for the freshman class on the Democratic Leadership team, called for swift Senate passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act: “While the Supre... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in observance of Juneteenth, which marks June 19, 1865, when federal officials arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, two and a half years after it became an official law: “Today we observe a day dedicated to the celebration of freedom for African Americans born and sold into slavery. Sadly, this y... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Supreme Court Decision Protecting DACA

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision against President Donald Trump’s unlawful attempt to end the DACA program: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth and for the future of the American Dream. For years, Dreamers – who are as American as all of us – have been fighting to be... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Hosted Town Hall on Police Accountability and the Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted a virtual town hall on Police Accountability and the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Congresswoman Escobar was joined by Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Pastor Michael Grady from the Prince of Peace Church. During the virtual town hall, Congresswoman Escobar and her guests discussed the Justice in ... Read more »

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