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The Hill: Public lands that look like America

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By Rep. Veronica Escobar and Mark Magaña For more than a century, conservationists fought to protect our wide-open American spaces from the degradation of humanity. This movement established what many called America’s Best Idea, but also reproduced many of the inequalities we see so clearly in so many of our institutions — our federally protected lands, waters, and oceans have for too…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Congresswoman Escobar Launches the Climate Crisis Advisory Committee

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the creation of the Climate Crisis Advisory Committee (CCAC), a formal local mechanism to provide El Paso community members and partners an opportunity to develop recommendations to address the climate crisis. The Climate Crisis Advisory Committee’s main mission will be to serve as an avenue for Congresswoman Escobar to gather feedback…

Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted to pass H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This job-creating legislation launches the research and development needed to unleash a clean energy revolution, makes a down-payment in modernizing American’s energy innovation infrastructure and puts our country on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050. This…

Congresswoman Escobar’s DoD Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act Highlighted in Solving the Climate Crisis Action Plan

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Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled the Solving the Climate Crisis report, a comprehensive congressional climate action framework that highlights Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) H.R. 2759, the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, as a critical tool in the effort to solve the climate crisis. The Department of Defense Climate…

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