Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El Pasoan who proudly represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District.

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Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post
07/26/2021

Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post

The pandemic has devastated El Paso's vibrant cross-border economy. While many of America's small businesses begin to re...
07/26/2021
How COVID-19 travel restrictions are hurting border towns

The pandemic has devastated El Paso's vibrant cross-border economy.

While many of America's small businesses begin to reopen and recover, our businesses continue to suffer due to indeterminate travel restrictions along the US-Mexico border.

According to the El Paso Hispanic Chamber, 30% of El Paso’s small, minority, women and veteran-owned businesses have shuttered since the travel restrictions went into effect in March 2020.

It’s time to end this uncertainty and implement a binational strategy to ensure our border communities can safely return to normalcy.

The closure has shut down El Paso's tourism, shopping and dining business from the Mexican city of Juárez.

Texas, let’s not waste our shot at beating this virus.��Vaccines are safe, effectible, and our best protection against C...
07/24/2021
Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February. All but 43 were unvaccinated people.

Texas, let’s not waste our shot at beating this virus.��Vaccines are safe, effectible, and our best protection against COVID-19. Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 right now to find vaccine locations near you.

Preliminary data shows 99.5% of COVID-related deaths in Texas were among unvaccinated people, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Good luck to Team USA! 🇺🇸We are cheering for you and in awe of your strength, talent, and dedication as you take the sta...
07/23/2021
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony A Mix Of Exuberance And Excitement

Good luck to Team USA! 🇺🇸

We are cheering for you and in awe of your strength, talent, and dedication as you take the stage at the Tokyo Olympics.

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

07/23/2021

LIVE NOW: Tune in as I join the Latino Conservation Week celebration and call for the designation of Castner Range as America’s next national monument.

#CastnerRange4Ever 🌼

This week I spoke with the Progressive Policy Institute for their Radically Pragmatic podcast to discuss how American fa...
07/22/2021
‎Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute: HELP IS HERE: The Child Tax Credit and How It's Helping Working Families, with Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) on Apple Podcasts

This week I spoke with the Progressive Policy Institute for their Radically Pragmatic podcast to discuss how American families will benefit from the #ChildTaxCredit.

Tune in to learn how this historic tax relief will help continue our economic recovery and achieve a transformative reduction in child poverty 🎧⬇️

‎Show Radically Pragmatic, a podcast from the Progressive Policy Institute, Ep HELP IS HERE: The Child Tax Credit and How It's Helping Working Families, with Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) - Jul 22, 2021

I’m proud to support the ALLIES Act to protect the courageous Afghans who put their lives on the line to support our tro...
07/22/2021
House passes legislation to expand Afghan visa program | CNN Politics

I’m proud to support the ALLIES Act to protect the courageous Afghans who put their lives on the line to support our troops and who are now facing the deadly threat of retribution from the Taliban.

It's time to honor our promise and #TakeThemToo.

The House on Thursday approved legislation to expand and streamline a visa program for Afghan translators and other personnel who worked with the US military and are now trying to leave the country as the Taliban threatens to retake control of Afghanistan.

The climate crisis poses a threat to our national security.U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and I introduced legislation to...
07/22/2021
Escobar, Warren Reintroduce Legislation to Require DoD to Achieve Net Zero Energy and Adapt to Climate Change

The climate crisis poses a threat to our national security.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and I introduced legislation to accelerate our military’s efforts to tackle this crisis and ensure that we can better anticipate and respond to the impacts of climate change. Read more 👇🏽

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 R...

Extremely disappointed to learn that, once again, the indeterminate closures and travel restrictions at the US-Mexico bo...
07/21/2021
DHS extends restrictions on 'non-essential' US-Mexico border travel through Aug. 21

Extremely disappointed to learn that, once again, the indeterminate closures and travel restrictions at the US-Mexico border will be extended without a binational strategy.

We desperately need a plan to ensure border communities like El Paso can safely return to normalcy.

The Department of Homeland Security extended border travel restrictions through Aug. 21 as Mexico vaccinations lag U.S.

WATCH LIVE: Tune in as the House Judiciary Committee - Democrats marks up the Fight Notario Fraud Act legislation I intr...
07/21/2021
Markup: H.R. 1693, the “Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law Act”

WATCH LIVE: Tune in as the House Judiciary Committee - Democrats marks up the Fight Notario Fraud Act legislation I introduced to criminalize the practice of providing fraudulent immigration services to families seeking relief 👇🏽

| Full Committee Markup | Markup of H.R. 1693, the “Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law Act” or the “EQUAL Act”; H.R. 4035, the ‘‘Real J...

NEWS: I have secured $2.8 million in the FY22 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the El Paso County's Cotton Valley Con...
07/21/2021
Congresswoman Escobar Secures $2.8 Million in Funding for El Paso Public Broadband in Appropriations Bill

NEWS: I have secured $2.8 million in the FY22 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the El Paso County's Cotton Valley Connect project to provide reliable public broadband service to approximately 3,256 students across Fabens ISD and Tornillo Independent School District. Learn more 👇🏽

Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced the inclusion of $2.8 million in funding for the Cotton Valley Connect Project by Digital El Paso in the Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill.

In April, the Supreme Court took away a major tool from the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers and businesses...
07/21/2021
House passes bill to revive FTC authority to recover money for consumers

In April, the Supreme Court took away a major tool from the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers and businesses from fraudsters.

Yesterday, I voted for legislation to #ProtectConsumers and restore the agency’s authority to return money to victims of fraud.

The House passed a bill Tuesday largely along party lines that aims to revive the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to return money to constituents harmed by companies found to engage in deceptive prac

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs has warned that routine passport service can take up to...
07/20/2021
Americans face months-long wait for passports as State Department deals with massive backlog

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs has warned that routine passport service can take up to 18 weeks.

If you are planning any international travel, please act now and make sure to get or renew your passport ahead of time.

American travelers who do not currently have valid US passports may not be able to travel overseas this summer due to extensive wait times as the State Department deals with a backlog of more than a million applications caused largely by the coronavirus pandemic, a department official said Wednesday...

07/20/2021

Wishing the Muslim community in El Paso and across the country a happy, healthy, and blessed Eid al-Adha!

Kicking off Latino Conservation Week 2021 with a joint op-ed with Mark Magaña from GreenLatinos.Read why my #Castner4Eve...
07/19/2021
Public lands that look like America

Kicking off Latino Conservation Week 2021 with a joint op-ed with Mark Magaña from GreenLatinos.

Read why my #Castner4Ever🌼 legislation represents a new era in the American conservation movement – an era of bridge building between communities and the land 👇🏽

Castner Range represents a new era in the American conservation movement, an era of bridge building between our communities and the land. Because nuestra tierra y agua — our land and water — is where we meet to play, to grow together, and to find the soul of the nation.

This morning, thousands of Dreamers are waking up in fear and uncertainty after yesterday’s harmful ruling.This is heart...
07/17/2021
Federal judge declares DACA program illegal, but halts only new applications

This morning, thousands of Dreamers are waking up in fear and uncertainty after yesterday’s harmful ruling.

This is heartbreaking and a call to Congress to act with urgency. Home is here and it’s time we provide these young immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.

The ruling is likely to put new pressure on Congress and the Biden administration to come up with a permanent fix if they want to continue the program.

Servicemembers and their families deserve quality facilities with sufficient capacity for child care and decent, safe, m...
07/16/2021

Servicemembers and their families deserve quality facilities with sufficient capacity for child care and decent, safe, modern housing.

That is why I’m calling on the House Budget Committee and the Senate Budget Committee to invest $15B to improve the quality of life of our men and women in uniform.

The American Rescue Plan expanded the #ChildTaxCredit to deliver one of the most significant reductions in child poverty...
07/15/2021
Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 | Internal Revenue Service

The American Rescue Plan expanded the #ChildTaxCredit to deliver one of the most significant reductions in child poverty ever. In El Paso alone, over 16,000 children will be lifted out of poverty.

Starting today, monthly payments will begin going out to millions of American families. Learn more 👇🏽

Find details about the advance Child Tax Credit payments, including how to get them or stop getting them.

07/15/2021

Hola 👋🏽! Starting today, roughly 39 million American households - including 53,800 in El Paso - will begin receiving monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments.

I want to hear from you. How would this historic tax relief help you and your hardworking family? Tell me below👇🏽

Families, mark July 15th on your calendar! 🗓Starting tomorrow, eligible families will receive monthly payments of up to ...
07/14/2021
The Child Tax Credit | The White House

Families, mark July 15th on your calendar! 🗓

Starting tomorrow, eligible families will receive monthly payments of up to $250/child between the ages of 6-17 or up to $300/child under the age of 6.

Learn about this historic relief👇🏽

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action. For those with children, the American Rescue Plan inc...

¡Familias, marquen el 15 de julio en su calendario!🗓A partir de mañana, familias elegibles recibirán pagos mensuales de ...
07/14/2021
Esta semana sale el primer pago de $250 y $300 del crédito tributario por hijo: cómo llegará o qué debes hacer

¡Familias, marquen el 15 de julio en su calendario!🗓

A partir de mañana, familias elegibles recibirán pagos mensuales de hasta $ 250 por niños entre las edades de 6 a 17, o hasta $300 por niños menores de 6 años.

Infórmate sobre el #ChildTaxCredit👇🏽

El Servicio de Rentas Internas (IRS) confirmó que ya el primer pago mensual de este crédito saldrá el 15 de julio. Te explicamos cómo el Child Tax Credit (como se le conoce en inglés) ha sido 'potenciado' solo por este año. En esta calculadora puedes revisar cuánto podrías recibir.

Congratulations to El Paso native Gabe Camarillo for his historic nomination to serve as the 36th Under Secretary of the...
07/14/2021
Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Nomination of Gabe Camarillo as the 36th U.S. Under Secretary of the Army

Congratulations to El Paso native Gabe Camarillo for his historic nomination to serve as the 36th Under Secretary of the U.S. Army.

His experience promoting diversity and the modernization of our armed forces positions him to continue making enduring contributions to our nation’s defense. #ElPasoProud.

Read my full statement in support of his nomination ⬇️

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.....

07/12/2021

NEWS: University Medical Center of El Paso will receive $15.9 million in FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency coronavirus relief funding.

I'm proud to have advocated to secure this much-needed funding to support our health care heroes and ensure UMC can continue providing quality care to El Pasoans.

Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post
07/12/2021

Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post

My heart breaks for the victims of this senseless act of gun violence in my community.El Pasoans bear the scars of the g...
07/12/2021
1 shot dead, 5 badly hurt behind Socorro Activities Center - KVIA

My heart breaks for the victims of this senseless act of gun violence in my community.

El Pasoans bear the scars of the gun violence epidemic and deserve better than fearing for their lives. El Pasoans deserve common-sense legislation to #EndGunViolence.

SOCORRO, Texas -- A man was killed and five people seriously wounded during a mass shooting Sunday morning behind the Socorro Activities Complex, El Paso County Sheriff's deputies said. Reports of shots fired in a desert area near the SAC, located at 1300 Joe Battle Boulevard near Bob Hope, were rec...

I’m proud to stand in solidarity with the people of Cuba as they courageously take to the streets to demand freedom and ...
07/12/2021
Cubans take to streets in rare protests over lack of freedoms and worsening economy

I’m proud to stand in solidarity with the people of Cuba as they courageously take to the streets to demand freedom and change.

The world is watching and any attempts to violate the right to free expression and peaceful protest should be strongly condemned by the U.S.

#SOSCuba

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and US sanctions.

As part of the #AmericanRescuePlan, El Paso families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 can receive up to $9,000 in f...
07/11/2021
Biden administration makes it easier to qualify for Covid funeral reimbursement

As part of the #AmericanRescuePlan, El Paso families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 can receive up to $9,000 in financial assistance to cover burial expenses.

To apply, call the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency toll-free number 844-684-6333.

FEMA now lets applicants for Covid funeral assistance receive funds even if the death certificate of a loved one doesn't cite the virus as a cause of death.

EL PASO: You can get vaccinated and help our community overcome this pandemic. Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine is:✅ Safe✅...
07/10/2021

EL PASO: You can get vaccinated and help our community overcome this pandemic. Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine is:

✅ Safe
✅ Effective
✅ Free
✅ Available to El Pasoans 12 years and older

#WeCanDoThis! Visit a walk-up site OR schedule an appointment👇🏽

https://epcovidvaccine.com

EL PASO: You can get vaccinated and help our community overcome this pandemic. Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine is:

✅ Safe
✅ Effective
✅ Free
✅ Available to El Pasoans 12 years and older

#WeCanDoThis! Visit a walk-up site OR schedule an appointment👇🏽

https://epcovidvaccine.com

I applaud the Biden administration for putting an end to this cruel Trump-era rule to ensure the safety of pregnant wome...
07/10/2021
ICE to avoid detaining pregnant, nursing and postpartum women

I applaud the Biden administration for putting an end to this cruel Trump-era rule to ensure the safety of pregnant women and new mothers.

Our country must treat migrants with dignity and restore humanity to our nation’s values.

#FamiliesBelongTogether

The policy shift offers more protections for immigrant mothers than under past administrations with officials citing concern for the health of women and children.

NEWS: Today I introduced legislation to designate the El Paso Healing Garden as a National Memorial.Our nation must neve...
07/09/2021

NEWS: Today I introduced legislation to designate the El Paso Healing Garden as a National Memorial.

Our nation must never forget the deadliest targeted attack against Latinos in modern American history and the remarkable way El Paso united and continues on the path to healing.

Learn more about this effort to honor the memory of those who perished, pay tribute to those who survived, and forever enshrine in law the resiliency of El Paso in the face of hatred ⬇️
https://escobar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=724

NEWS: Today I introduced legislation to designate the El Paso Healing Garden as a National Memorial.

Our nation must never forget the deadliest targeted attack against Latinos in modern American history and the remarkable way El Paso united and continues on the path to healing.

Learn more about this effort to honor the memory of those who perished, pay tribute to those who survived, and forever enshrine in law the resiliency of El Paso in the face of hatred ⬇️
https://escobar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=724

Address

221 North Kansas Street
El Paso, TX
79901

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Telephone

(915) 541-1400

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar proudly represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District in El Paso.

She took office on January 3, 2019 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives after making history as the first woman elected to this seat and the first of two Latinas from Texas to serve in Congress.

Congresswoman Escobar serves on the prestigious House Judiciary Committee, as well as the House Armed Services Committee. She serves in leadership positions on both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), as the Freshman Representative and Vice Chair, respectively. She is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition, and the Democratic Women’s Working Group, where she serves as Co-Chair of the Immigration Taskforce.

As a third-generation El Pasoan, Congresswoman Escobar has dedicated her life’s work to improving the lives of El Pasoans. She served on the governing body for El Paso County, first as a County Commissioner and then as County Judge. When she was first elected, the County was mired in corruption that harmed the County’s ability to effectively serve the residents of El Paso. Congresswoman Escobar fought back against those who used government for their own personal gain and worked with her colleagues to modernize and reform the organization. She also worked to make El Paso County a leader in expanding access to healthcare by working with the University Medical Center of El Paso to build primary care clinics and to build El Paso Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital on the U.S./Mexico Border.

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why are you removing my posts, isnt that against the law?
need your help
I brought you something to report to The U.S Department of Homeland Security and the D.C National Guard about an violent extremist plot to overthrow our government less than next month and to help the Capital Police to be remain on full high alert https://youtu.be/Oe7Pc5MAWpc
Hi! At rhis time, you,and colleges,shot be focus, is on next stimulus check, economy still pretty week
So you need a history lesson kiss up Escobar....EL PASO is not ELLIS ISLAND! But its obvious, KAM KAM pants didn't correct you, so she is happy with that statement. Both of you are disgusting and should be thrown out of the country as traitors. You took an OATH to defend our Constitution and Law! Why the hell do you want the US to go Socialist? What are you getting paid or promised to betray your country?
Ellis Island processed immigrants legally. Held people in quarantine if any disease detected. Family members had to provide proof of housing before release. PLEASE reread our history Veronica on how we should proceed under the law.
Congresswoman Escobar, how dare you compare Ellis Island with the Mexican Border? My grandparents came in to New York, first my grandfathers came and worked to make money to bring their families over from Europe. When they came they were screened, as to their health, their money, their eye and hair color and where they were going, because they had to give them the address. All this is documented to this day from over 100 hundred years ago. They did not receive welfare, or insurance, or driver's license, they worked for everything they had. Most importantly, they came here LEGALLY. They became proud citizens of America. Nothing like the Mexican Border. How do you stand next to the Vice President and allow her to lie to your people?, they inherited the problems of the border???
I am 84 a Korean War Vet--where were you at for the last 4 years--were you sleeping or out of the country. Wether you want to admit it or like it. President TRUMP did more for the Immigation system than anybody. if Democrats would have spent more time cooperating--the WALL would have been done a long time ago. Immigrant need to follow the law and enter our country the right way-----Send me some of that FREE money so I can live better --i served my country and worked hard. Giving people a Free pass in to our country is wrong. Where did they get all this money to come here. You are making the Cartels rich and making the flow of drugs easier. WAKE UP--we the people are not stupid
You S*CK!
Hi! Good Morning! Just a simple coment,families,need more financial help,since business started opening slowly, prices of food, restaurants are gone up, there's still a big tax gap for the rich, getting richer, poor more poor,gas companies,big gov.big subsud