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Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter to DOJ to Investigate Migrant Shooting in West Texas as a Hate Crime

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the shooting of Jesús Sepúlveda Martinez and Berenice Casias Carrillo, two undocumented immigrants, in West Texas as a hate crime.   The letter, signed by 15 additional Members, comes as racist, hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric dehumanizing…

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Support Local and Tribal Governments to Fight Climate Change

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), introduced H.R. 9026, the Climate Adaptation Plan Act of 2022 (CAP Act). This legislation directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to establish a grant program to facilitate the development of climate adaptation plans for local and tribal governments. A climate adaptation plan is a framework for measuring, tracking, and…

Congresswoman Escobar Co-leads Letter Urging CBP to Publish Timeline for Vehicle Pursuit Reforms

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) co-led a letter with Congressman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3) to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus and Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller inquiring about the agency’s recently announced efforts to revise its vehicle pursuit policy. The letter, signed by four additional Members, comes as CBP pledged to update its…

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Safe Migrant Releases in El Paso

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement after this week’s safe migrant releases in El Paso: “The influx of migrants and subsequent over-crowding of migrant shelters in El Paso has been a long time coming. I applaud the City, County, and Office of Emergency Management for their efforts to mitigate the impact, such as the creation of an OEM Center for…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Coalition Led by UTEP’s Aerospace Center Has Been Awarded $40 million as a Winner for the Department of Commerce’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) proudly announced the West Texas Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Coalition, led by the University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) renowned Aerospace Center, has been awarded $40 million as a winner of the Department of Commerce’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge.  Managed by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and funded by the…

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Loan Relief

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order canceling $20,000 of federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 of federal debt for other borrowers: “Today, President Biden kept his promise to provide targeted student debt relief to working- and middle-class families. This powerful step, which will continue…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Funding for Sun Metro

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) proudly announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), will award over $8.8 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which Congresswoman Escobar voted for and was signed into law by President Biden last year, to El Paso’s Mass Transit Department for Sun Metro. This funding…

Congresswoman Escobar Hosts Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Gabe Camarillo in El Paso

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This week, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar welcomed Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Gabe Camarillo to El Paso. During the visit, the Under Secretary and the Congresswoman met with local Castner Range advocates, toured key assets on Fort Bliss- including the Fort Bliss railhead and transient, permanent, and 3-D printed barracks, met with military spouses at the El Paso chapter…

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