Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Statement on Vote to Facilitate Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
Washington, February 13, 2020
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on her vote in support of H.J.Res. 79, a bipartisan resolution that would remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA):
“As our nation continues to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, I am proud to have voted to ensure the long overdue ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which will finally enshrine the principle of women’s equality into our Constitution.
“This vote honors the women and men who have fought for generations for gender equality and builds on our progress to combat everyday discrimination against women and families in El Paso and across the country, including pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual and domestic violence.”