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Congresswoman Escobar Re-introduces Legislation to Protect Healthcare Providers, Patients, and Clinics

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced H.R. 286, the Healthcare Providers’ Safety Act of 2023. This legislation establishes a grant program for healthcare providers to enhance the physical and cyber security of their facilities, personnel, and patients. This is the same bill that Congresswoman Escobar introduced during the 117th Congress.  “Essential…

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was released:   “It is a dark day in America when a Supreme Court ruling ensures the generations that follow ours will have fewer rights than we have today. The Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health…

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…

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…

Congresswoman Escobar Joins Speier, Strickland, and Shaheen to Lead Bicameral Comprehensive Bill to Ensure Quality Reproductive Care for Military Families

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Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), and 102 Members introduced the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act to ensure military families receive the quality reproductive health care they deserve. The bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by…

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation Urging Gov. Abbott to Reverse Course and Accept Critical FEMA Funds to Prevent COVID-19 in Asylum-Seekers

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott urging him to reverse course and accept Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds designated for El Paso and other localities to reimburse local governments working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by testing and quarantining…

Congresswoman Escobar and Centro San Vicente Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for El Paso’s Most Vulnerable

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Chief Executive Officer of Centro San Vicente (CSV) Dr. Christina Paz announced that CSV has been selected for the second phase of the Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) program for COVID-19 vaccination. The FQHCs program, announced by President Joe Biden on February 9, 2021, will directly allocate COVID-19 vaccines to Centro…

Congresswoman Escobar, Members of Border Congressional Delegation Reintroduce the Binational Health Strategies Act to Protect Border Communities Against COVID-19

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), along with original cosponsors members of the U.S.-Mexico Border Congressional Delegation: Representatives Juan Vargas (CA-51), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), and Filemon Vela (TX-34), announced the reintroduction of H.R. 1538, the Binational Health…

Escobar, Veasey Lead Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation Calling on Gov. Abbott to Reverse Decision Excluding Planned Parenthood from the Texas Medicaid Program

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), led the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling for the reversal of his decision to exclude Planned Parenthood providers from the Medicaid program as the state faces the COVID-19 public health crisis. Additionally, the letter highlights the…

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