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Congresswoman Escobar’s Statement on the Senate FY2022 Budget Resolution

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar released the following statement on the text of the Senate Democrats’ FY2022 Budget Resolution: “Over the last few months, as Co-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Executive Orders and Budget Reconciliation Sub-Task Force, I have worked closely with Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) to ensure immigration reform would be included in the reconciliation packa...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Attack Against El Paso

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack against El Paso, Texas: “Two years ago, the beautiful border community of El Paso endured a horrific, hate-fueled mass shooting that killed 23 innocent souls, injured 22, and changed our lives forever. Today, our hearts remain broken as we remember the victims, survivors, and al...

Congresswoman Escobar, Border State Lawmakers Introduce Bicameral Bill to Bolster Infectious Disease Monitoring and Support Border Health Initiatives

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar led border state lawmakers in introducing H.R. 4812, the Border Health Security Act to strengthen multi-country cooperation to screen for infectious diseases and support vital public health initiatives in border communities like El Paso. While millions of residents who live in border regions are citizens of different countries with independent public health infrastru...

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Make Historic Investments in Jobs, Opportunity, El Paso Working Families with FY22 Government Funding Package

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar voted to make historic investments in jobs, opportunities, and El Paso’s hardworking families with H.R. 4502, a package to fund the federal government for the 2022 Fiscal Year. This essential legislation will improve the health and financial security of American families – while also investing in clean energy, public health, and education to set up El Paso...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $2.5 Million in Funding to Support El Paso Police Accountability and Improve Crisis Intervention

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar announced the inclusion of over $2.5 million in federal funding for two El Paso projects to support police accountability and improve crisis intervention in the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. Specifically, the Committee approved $525,000 in federal funding for the El Paso Police Department (E...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures $2 Million in Funding for El Paso Transportation & Housing Projects in Appropriations Bill

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar announced the inclusion of $2 million in federal funding for two local projects in the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. Specifically, the Committee approved $1 million in federal funding for the Paso Del Norte Trail project by the City of El Paso, and $1 million for the Casitas ...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $2 Million for El Paso Health Technology Projects in Appropriations Bill

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $2.1 million in federal funding for two El Paso health technology projects in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. Specifically, the Committee approved $1.2 million in federal funding to support the expansion of medical robotics in the University Med...

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Honor our Promise and Protect our Brave Afghan Partners

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, legislation to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, security personnel, and other partners who face deadly retribution by the Taliban for their work with the United States government. This bipartisan legislation will expand an...

Escobar, Warren Reintroduce Legislation to Require DoD to Achieve Net Zero Energy and Adapt to Climate Change

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced the reintroduction of the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act. This bicameral legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures $2.8 Million in Funding for El Paso Public Broadband in Appropriations Bill

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $2.8 million in funding for the Cotton Valley Connect Project by Digital El Paso in the Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill. This funding would be used by El Paso County to provide reliable access to public broadband service, via wireles...

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