This morning, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), along with the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Chair, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), introduced H.R. 9163, the Advancing Justice for our Servicemembers Act. This legislation would set a time limit for processing complaints of harassment and discrimination made by members of the Armed Services, as well as… Read more »
By Suzanne Gamboa
At a time when states are restricting the teaching of racism in U.S. history, Rep. Veronica Escobar is calling for a correction of the bigotry that denied a Mexican American World War I hero the nation’s highest military honor.
Escobar, a Texas Democrat, has introduced legislation that would authorize President Joe Biden to posthumously award Marcelino… Read more »
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… Read more »
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced today that many El Pasoans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week.
Many El Paso families have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which Congresswoman Escobar voted to… Read more »
Today, during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-TX) , Seth Moulton (D-MA), and John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery through Vital Expansion (SERVE) Act. If passed, the bill would ensure TRICARE, the military’s health insurance program, provides members of the military and their… Read more »
Today, President Donald Trump signed into law Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s bipartisan legislation to protect servicemembers, veterans, and their families and to permanently establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (SVI) within the Justice Department (DOJ)’s Civil Rights Division.
The Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020, ensures that the SVI, which started… Read more »
The U.S Senate passed Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) bipartisan legislation to protect servicemembers, veterans, and their families and permanently establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (SVI) within the Justice Department (DOJ)’s Civil Rights Division. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk.
The Servicemembers and… Read more »
Congresswoman Escobar voted for H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021.
This critical legislation supports our brave servicemembers, honors El Paso’s values, strengthens our security, and advances America’s leadership in the world. Read more »
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 400-1 Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) bipartisan legislation to protect servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 would permanently establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice… Read more »