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NBC: Bill would award WWI Latino soldier Marcelino Serna the Medal of Honor

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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 Serna, considered the most ...

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 ensuring that thos...

Congresswoman Escobar Announces El Paso Veterans Will Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan

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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 send to President Joe Biden’s desk o...

Reps. Escobar, Moulton, and Katko Introduce the SERVE Act

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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 families with comprehensive treatment for eat...

Congresswoman Escobar’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 Signed into Law

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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 as an indep...

Senate Passes Congresswoman Escobar’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

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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 Veterans Ini...

House of Representatives Passes Congresswoman Escobar’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

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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 (DOJ). This l...

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Passes Congresswoman Escobar’s Bill to Protect Servicemembers and Veterans

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The Bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 Would Permanently Establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Within the U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s (TX-16) bipartisan legislation to protect servicemembers, veterans, and their families. H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and ...

Congresswoman Introduces Legislative Package to Expand Veterans’ Mental Health Coverage and Improve Veterans’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced two bills to improve veterans’ quality of care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and center veterans’ experiences in federal policy making. Honor Our Commitment Act of 2020 The Honor Our Commitment Act would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide mental health care to veterans who received Other-than-...

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