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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Congresswoman Escobar and Bicameral Coalition Lead Letter Urging HASC and SASC Leadership to Preserve Military Diversity and Inclusion Provisions in Final FY 2021 NDAA

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) in sending a bicameral letter urging the Chairpersons and Ranking Members of the House and Senate…

Congresswoman Escobar and Bipartisan and Bicameral Coalition Introduce Legislation to Codify Diversity and Inclusion Amendments in FY21 NDAA

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Chair Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Reps. Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-16), Mike Turner (OH-10), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) to introduce legislation that would codify amendments included in the FY21 National Defense…

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