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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Attack in El Paso

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Today, on the third anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack in El Paso, Texas, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement during the Border Network for Human Right’s El Paso Firme Community Memorial Event. Below are her remarks as written: “Three years ago, El Paso was forever changed when a domestic terrorist drove over 700 miles to carry out racist violence he ha...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on House Passage of Gun Safety Legislation

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement after this week’s floor votes on gun safety legislation, including H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, and H.R. 2377, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act: “For far too long, Americans have suffered the cost of inaction. With tens of thousands of lives taken or forever impacted by gun violence annually, there is not...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Attack Against El Paso

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack against El Paso, Texas: “Two years ago, the beautiful border community of El Paso endured a horrific, hate-fueled mass shooting that killed 23 innocent souls, injured 22, and changed our lives forever. Today, our hearts remain broken as we remember the victims, survivors, and al...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Governor Abbott Signing the Deadly Permitless Carry Legislation

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement after Governor Greg Abbott signed deadly permitless carry legislation: “After the August 3rd attack on El Paso, Governor Greg Abbott promised victims and our devastated community that he would take action against gun violence. Almost two years later, Governor Abbott has chosen to betray the victims of gun violence and legislator...

Congresswoman Escobar Floor Remarks Unveiling Legislation to Commemorate Attack Against El Paso and Designate Healing Garden as National Memorial

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Ahead of the one-year mark of the deadliest targeted attack against Latinos in modern American history, Congresswoman Escobar delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives unveiling legislation to commemorate the August 3rd shooting in El Paso and designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden as a federally recognized National Memorial.

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