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El Paso Times: US Rep. Veronica Escobar leads Texas congressional delegation tour of Afghan refugee site

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By Anthony Jackson Texas lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday toured the site on Fort Bliss where Afghan refugees are being housed. U.S. Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso; Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston; and Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, toured the Fort Bliss Doña Ana County Range Complex, dubbed Doña Ana Village, where nearly 10,000 Afghan refugees are housed. Their visit came more...

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.

Politico: House committee bars private funding for National Guard deployments

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By Paul McLeary and Connor O’Brien The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday voted to block states from using private funds to pay for National Guard deployments to other states, just months after one governor accepted private donations to send Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. During its deliberations on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, the panel approved the proposal fr...

El Paso Times: 'Resilient and joyful': Rep. Veronica Escobar meets Afghan refugee families at Fort Bliss

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By Anthony Jackson and Lauren Villagran About 1,200 Afghan refugees landed at Fort Bliss on Wednesday, many with hopes for a new life in the United States and fears for those left behind in a country in turmoil, according to U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso. The congresswoman said she toured the refugee shelter on Wednesday at Fort Bliss, which will take in up to 10,000 evacuees. It's one of ...

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...

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