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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on SCOTUS SB4 Ruling

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement: “Any implementation of SB4 - regardless of duration - is guaranteed to fuel further and more egregious civil rights violations and racial profiling in Latino communities like mine. This will create significant confusion for local law enforcement agencies, peace officers and judges, and will cause…

Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Two-State Solution Resolution

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Earlier this week, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced H.Res.1074, reaffirming the U.S. House of Representatives' support for a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine. “Nearly 100 Democrats have joined this resolution to strongly reaffirm the U.S. House of Representatives' longstanding support for a two-state solution that would ensure the sovereignty, peace,…

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Pass Six Appropriations Bills for Fiscal Year 2024

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted for the Consolidated Appropriations Act which authorizes six funding bills at levels consistent with the bipartisan budget agreement struck by Leader Schumer and Speaker Johnson in January of this year. “One of Congress’ most basic responsibilities to fund the government has been held hostage by the dysfunction and extremism of…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces 2024 State of the Union Guest

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Today, House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that Mr. Eduardo Carrasco will be joining her as her guest for the State of the Union. Mr. Carrasco is an El Paso senior who saw his insulin prices drop from $73.89 to $25 a month thanks to provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a transformative law led by House…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Class of 2028 U.S. Service Academy Nominees

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced her nominees to four of the five United States Service Academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.  To be considered for an appointment to a service…

Congresswoman Escobar Leads International Call for Durable Peace in Israel and Palestine

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led 9 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives in sending a multilateral letter to President Biden to renew the calls for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and push for a durable peace in the interests of Israelis and Palestinians alike. This was part of a joint effort with 20 Members of the Canadian Parliament and 20 Members of the…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces $15 Million Grant Award to City of El Paso

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that the City of El Paso has been awarded the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s FY23 Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and following a letter of support sent by the Congresswoman, the grant will directly invest $15 million, with an…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces EDA FY23 Grant Award to City of El Paso

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that the City of El Paso has been selected as a finalist for Phase 1 of the Economic Development Administration’s FY23 Recompete Pilot Program. Authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act, the Recompete Pilot Program is a key part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.  Recompete will invest $200 million in economic and…

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Contract Award for El Paso VA Health Care Center

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Today, Congresswoman Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement regarding the news that a contract has been awarded for the design and construction of the new El Paso Veteran Affairs Health Care Center: “It was an honor to work on behalf of our veterans and secure $700 million in funding for a new healthcare center. Today’s announcement that a contract has been awarded means we’re…

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