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Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Promote GSA Opportunities for American Businesses and Curb Market Domination of Big Tech

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The legislation is designed to protect and promote federal procurement opportunities for small, medium, and large American businesses by requiring the General Services Administration (GSA) to expand its pilot program and address Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior.

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Advance the FY22 NDAA

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and her House Armed Services Committee (HASC) colleagues advanced out of committee H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 which included key provisions introduced and championed by Congresswoman Escobar.

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Honor our Promise and Protect our Brave Afghan Partners

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, legislation to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, security personnel, and other partners who face deadly retribution by the Taliban for their work with the United States government. This bipartisan legislation will expand an...

Escobar, Warren Reintroduce Legislation to Require DoD to Achieve Net Zero Energy and Adapt to Climate Change

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced the reintroduction of the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act. This bicameral legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Representatives Escobar, Speier Lead Members in Call for $15 Billion Investment in Reconciliation to Fix Poor and Failing Military Child Care Facilities, Substandard Barracks

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, and 23 cosigners sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders calling attention to the dilapidated state ...

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Nomination of Gabe Camarillo as the 36th U.S. Under Secretary of the Army

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released a statement following President Joe Biden’s announcement of the nomination of El Paso native Gabe Camarillo as United States Under Secretary of the Army. In February 2021, Congresswoman Escobar led two congressional letters endorsing Gabe Camarillo’s nomination: “I am proud to support the historic nomination of El Paso native Gabe Camarillo as the 36...

Representatives Escobar, Espaillat, and Garcia Reintroduce the Homeland Security Improvement Act

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), joined by Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), reintroduced H.R. 3557, the Homeland Security Improvement Act to address our nation’s immigration challenges at the southwest border in a responsible and humane manner by ensuring accountability, transparency, and oversight. The Homeland Security Improvement Act was first introduc...

Congresswoman Escobar Advocates for Infrastructural Modernization at Fort Bliss in Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies during the subcommittee’s Member Day hearing. In her remarks, Congresswoman Escobar advocated for barracks and rail infrastructural modernization at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Click here to watch a video of her remarks and read...

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