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Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Promote GSA Opportunities for American Businesses and Curb Market Domination of Big Tech

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The legislation is designed to protect and promote federal procurement opportunities for small, medium, and large American businesses by requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to expand its pilot program and address Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior.

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 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 $2.8 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...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $900,000 in Funding for El Paso Makes in Appropriations Bill to Promote Local Manufacturing and Job Creation

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $964,000 in funding for the El Paso Makes project in the Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Subcommittee Appropriations bill. The El Paso Makes project would develop a regional innovation ecosystem by harnessing UTEP’s national research preeminence to create high quality jobs for the region and accelerate El Paso’s manufacturing compet...

Representatives Escobar, Speier Lead Members in Call for $15 Billion Investment in Reconciliation to Fix Poor and Failing Military Child Care Facilities, Substandard Barracks

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and 23 cosigners sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders calling attention to the dilapidated state ...

Congresswoman Escobar Announces El Paso Families Will Receive Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Starting Today

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that 53,800 El Paso households could expect to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments beginning today, July 15th, 2021. The Child Tax Credit was included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congresswoman Escobar voted to send to President Joe Biden’s desk in March 2021. The Child Tax Credit benefits hardworking families who are raising...

Congresswoman Escobar Secures $1.1 Million in Funding for Critical Water Infrastructure in El Paso Colonias

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $1.1 million in funding for the Connecting Communities: Upper Valley First-Time Water & Wastewater Projects. This funding would be used to provide for the design and environmental assessment for a cluster of first-time water and wastewater projects throughout the El Paso Upper Valley, benefiting over 400 residents with access...

Congresswoman Secures Funding for Critical El Paso Infrastructure Projects as Part of the INVEST in America Act

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar voted to pass the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act. This five-year, $715 billion surface transportation reauthorization and water infrastructure bill will create good-paying jobs, invest in American workers and communities, and tackle the climate crisis. This legislation puts some of the key p...

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