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Congresswoman Escobar Advocates for El Paso’s Priorities in Natural Resources Committee Hearing

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources during the committee’s Member Day hearing. In her remarks, she advocated for the passage of the Castner Range National Monument Act and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Act, and highlighted the positive impact these two bills would have on ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar and Congressman Valadao Introduce Legislation to Keep American Families Together

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congressman David Valadao (CA-21) introduced the American Families United Act. This bipartisan legislation is designed to preserve and promote family unity by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to help millions of U.S. citizens reunite with their loved ones. The American Families United Act was introduced during the 116th Congress by Congresswom... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program For El Paso Small Business Owners

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that El Paso restaurant owners will be able to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund beginning Monday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. MT. Applicants can register on the U.S. Small Business Administration application portal beginning today, Friday, April 30. “Small businesses and restaurants are the backbone of our economy, and ens... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Invites El Paso Small Business Owner as Virtual Guest to President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Christina Muñoz, Owner of Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café. Photo courtesy of Buy El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that Christina Muñoz, El Paso small business owner, has been invited to be her virtual guest for President Joe Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress. The Joint Address is President Biden’s first speech to a Joint Session of Congress, marking the fir... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar and Senator Markey Reintroduce Legislation to Deter Worst Cases of Reckless Climate Harm Abroad

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the House Armed Services Committee, and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, announced the reintroduction of the Targeting Environmental and Climate Recklessness Act (TECRA), legislation ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Conserve and Protect Castner Range

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In commemoration of Earth Day, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced H.R. 2752, the Castner Range National Monument Act. This legislation will designate Castner Range as a National Monument to conserve and protect the ecological cultural, historical, natural integrity of the land for present and future generations of El Pasoans and Americans to enjoy. “Castner Range is the crown jewel ... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Joins Speier, Strickland, and Shaheen to Lead Bicameral Comprehensive Bill to Ensure Quality Reproductive Care for Military Families

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Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), and 102 Members introduced the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act to ensure military families receive the quality reproductive health care they deserve. The bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that thos... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Joins Senator Markey and Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez to Reintroduce the Green New Deal Resolution

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) joined Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in reintroducing the Green New Deal Resolution (GND). The Green New Deal resolution envisions a 10-year national mobilization, akin to FDR’s New Deal, that would put millions to work in good-paying, union jobs repairing the nation’s infrastructure, reducing air and water pollution, and fight... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Announces El Paso Veterans Will Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced today that many El Pasoans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Many El Paso families have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which Congresswoman Escobar voted to send to President Joe Biden’s desk o... Read more »

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Secure Equal Pay for El Paso Women, Help Close Gender Wage Gap

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, landmark legislation that will help close the gender wage gap by strengthening equal pay protections for women in El Paso and across the country. The bill would create more effective remedies for women who are not paid equal pay for equal work by requiring employers to prove that pay disparities exist for legit... Read more »

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