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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The President tweeted “Liberate Michigan” and a right-wing militant group followed orders.Donald Trump’s dangerous and h...
10/08/2020
13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

The President tweeted “Liberate Michigan” and a right-wing militant group followed orders.

Donald Trump’s dangerous and hateful rhetoric inspires domestic terror and it is the biggest threat to America. Tragically, El Paso knows that too well.

DETROIT (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of...

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/08/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

523 new COVID-19 cases and 14 delayed testing results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 26,969 cases and an all-time high of 4,929 active cases in El Paso.

Four additional deaths are also being reported this morning for a total of 541 deaths. The deaths include 1 female in her 50s, 1 male in his 60s, 1 male in his 70s, and 1 female in her 90s. All 4 patients had underlying health conditions.

As cases continue to increase, please remember to wear a face mask when going out in public, avoid social gatherings, practice social distancing, and continue to wash your hands often.

If you believe you might have been exposed to COVID-19, we urge you to get tested at one of the various City and State sites that offer free testing.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

Join me this Friday at 12pm for a Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop.  Experts and I will discus...
10/07/2020
Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Join me this Friday at 12pm for a Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop.

Experts and I will discuss ways to reduce and reuse water and create beautiful landscapes in your yard and neighborhood. Join us👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and green infrastructure experts for the Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop on Friday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Learn how to reduce and reuse water and create beautiful landscapes in your yard and neighborhood.

Want to create a game or an app to solve a problem? There is no limit to what you can code for The Congressional App Cha...
10/07/2020
2020 Congressional App Challenge Virtual Information Session | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Want to create a game or an app to solve a problem? There is no limit to what you can code for The Congressional App Challenge.

Join my office and last year’s judges TOMORROW at 5pm to learn more about this year's registration and submission process.

For more info👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and former App Challenge judges for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge Virtual Information Session.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/07/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The number of active COVID-19 cases reaches an all-time high in El Paso with 398 new cases and 4 delayed testing results being reported this morning for a total of 4,625 active cases and 26,432 cumulative cases.

Three additional deaths are also being reported bringing the total number to 537 deaths. The patients include 1 female in her 60s, 1 male in his 70s, and 1 male in his 90s. All 3 patients had underlying health conditions.

Please remember to wear a face mask when going out in public, avoid social gatherings, practice social distancing, and continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

Do you want to learn how to reduce and reuse water and create beautiful landscapes in your yard and neighborhood? Join l...
10/06/2020
Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Do you want to learn how to reduce and reuse water and create beautiful landscapes in your yard and neighborhood?

Join local experts and I on Friday at 12pm for a Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop.👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and green infrastructure experts for the Green Infrastructure and Water Harvesting Virtual Workshop on Friday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Learn how to reduce and reuse water and create beautiful landscapes in your yard and neighborhood.

Latino stories are often left untold in movies and TV shows.Growing up, I remember watching Latinos only being portrayed...
10/06/2020
The American Latino Experience: 20 Essential Films Since 2000

Latino stories are often left untold in movies and TV shows.

Growing up, I remember watching Latinos only being portrayed as gangsters or maids.

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth and watch one of these films that portray our culturally significant stories👇🏽

In Hollywood, Hispanic stories usually mean ones from other countries. The features and documentaries on this list explore U.S. lives that deserve the spotlight, too.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/06/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, 236 new COVID-19 cases and 1 delayed testing result by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 26,030 cases.

The number of deaths remains at 534. For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

El Paso has a new mural - A CENSUS MURAL! – to remind us of the importance of responding to the #2020Census and planting...
10/05/2020
Artists talk about the meaning of their 'Census Mural'

El Paso has a new mural - A CENSUS MURAL! – to remind us of the importance of responding to the #2020Census and planting seeds for the future.

Shape your future and get counted today:
☎️ Call 844-330-2020
📬 Mail your paper questionnaire
💻 Visit 2020census.gov

Artists Paola Martinez and Tino Ortega talks about the mural they created for the U.S. Census Bureau at Moon City Park in Socorro.

El Paso, TODAY is the last day to register to vote!Eligible voters can register to vote for the 2020 Election 🗳 by compl...
10/05/2020
VoteTexas.gov » Required Identification for Voting in Person

El Paso, TODAY is the last day to register to vote!
Eligible voters can register to vote for the 2020 Election 🗳 by completing the Texas Voter Registration Application and postmarking the application today! Learn more at👇🏽
https://www.votetexas.gov/

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. MORE ABOUT REGISTRATION >

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/05/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Four deaths, 218 new COVID-19 cases and 6 delayed testing results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 25,793 cases and 534 deaths.

The deaths include 1 female in her 60s and 2 males and 1 female in their 70s. All 4 patients had underlying health conditions.

For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/04/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, 358 new COVID-19 cases and 5 delayed testing results by the State are being reported for a cumulative total of 25,569 cases.

The total number of deaths remains at 530. For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

Despite the advice of disease experts, the Trump administration ignored the science and pressured the CDC to use its eme...
10/03/2020
VP Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

Despite the advice of disease experts, the Trump administration ignored the science and pressured the CDC to use its emergency powers to close the border to asylum seekers.

This decision has further undermined our asylum system and denied refuge to nearly 150,000 children and adults.

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s...

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information that leads t...
10/03/2020
Family continues search for missing soldier

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information that leads to #FindRichardHalliday.

Anyone with information about Pvt. Halliday should contact the Ft. Bliss CID Office at (915) 568-1700.

The search continues for missing Fort Bliss soldier Pvt. Richard Halliday.

10/02/2020

The Borderplex region is the fourth largest manufacturing hub in North America, home to a talented workforce that drives innovation.

This #MFGDay20, let’s thank El Paso’s essential makers for their work supplying our nation with life-saving equipment during this crisis.

Today I joined the Democratic Women's Caucus to call on Senator Mitch McConnell to honor RBG’s dying wish: no SCOTUS con...
10/02/2020

Today I joined the Democratic Women's Caucus to call on Senator Mitch McConnell to honor RBG’s dying wish: no SCOTUS confirmation until after the inauguration.

With women’s rights and freedoms on the line, the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next SCOTUS Justice.

Today, I voted to strongly condemn the unwanted, and unnecessary medical procedures performed on migrant women without t...
10/02/2020
House votes to condemn alleged hysterectomies on migrant women

Today, I voted to strongly condemn the unwanted, and unnecessary medical procedures performed on migrant women without their consent.

These gross violations of human rights have no place in our country and the Department of Homeland Security must fully investigate and hold the perpetrators accountable.

The House adopted a resolution on Friday to formally condemn the alleged forced medical procedures, including hysterectomies, on migrant women detained at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia.

10/02/2020

Wishing the President, the First Lady, and the 300,000 Americans diagnosed with COVID-19 this week a speedy recovery.

We must remember that the best way to prevent this terrible disease is to wear a mask, social distance, and follow CDC guidelines.

While Donald J. Trump has access to the most excellent medical care in the world, we must acknowledge that too many Americans can’t afford to stay home, miss work, or pay for COVID-19 medical care.

We must continue fighting for them and bring relief to lessen their pain.

NEWS - The House just passed an updated #HeroesAct that provides the resources needed to combat #COVID19 and support El ...
10/02/2020
House Democrats Pass $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Republicans Reject

NEWS - The House just passed an updated #HeroesAct that provides the resources needed to combat #COVID19 and support El Pasoans:

✅ Provides another round of direct payments
✅ Restores unemployment benefits
✅ Extends PPP
✅ Allocates $28B for a vaccine and $2B for more PPE

The House passed a $2.2 trillion Democrat-only fiscal stimulus package after the most concerted talks between the top negotiators since early August failed to yield a bipartisan agreement.

Getting a flu vaccine this season is more important than ever. Protect yourself and loved ones, get your flu shot today!...
10/01/2020
Free flu shots available for El Paso community from city

Getting a flu vaccine this season is more important than ever.

Protect yourself and loved ones, get your flu shot today! The El Paso Fire Department and El Paso Public Health are offering free vaccines to eligible El Pasoans. Learn more👇🏽

Free flu vaccines will be available to members of the El Paso community this flu season. The City of El Paso Fire Department and Department of Public Health are partnering with several agencies to launch the “Be PowerFlu” prevention campaign. The campaign aims to reduce cases of the flu....

Great meeting with El Paso Electric’s CEO Kelly Tomblin to discuss our commitment to sustainable and affordable forward-...
10/01/2020

Great meeting with El Paso Electric’s CEO Kelly Tomblin to discuss our commitment to sustainable and affordable forward-thinking energy solutions.

El Paso has an opportunity to lead in solar innovation and I’m excited to work with her for the future of our community and planet.

Three years ago, 60 people were fatally shot and more than 400 were wounded when a shooter opened fire on a crowd attend...
10/01/2020

Three years ago, 60 people were fatally shot and more than 400 were wounded when a shooter opened fire on a crowd attending a concert in Las Vegas.

Today my heart is with the survivors, families, and the people of Nevada, and I recommit to continue fighting to #EndGunViolence.

3 years have passed since the tragic Route 91 shooting. These 3 years have not erased the loss of the victims, the pain of the survivors or the scars of the first responders who rushed into danger to save lives. We remember the 1October victims today. And we remain #VegasStrong.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
10/01/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Three deaths, 211 new COVID-19 cases, and 9 delayed testing results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 24,666 cases and 524 deaths.

The deaths include 1 female in her 80s and 1 male and 1 female in their 90s. All 3 patients had underlying health conditions.

For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

“It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”“99%” of COVID-19 cases are “totally harmless...
10/01/2020
Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump

“It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

“99%” of COVID-19 cases are “totally harmless.”

“We now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World.”

Children are “virtually immune” to COVID-19.

Donald J. Trump's lies are the biggest threat to America.

Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”

🚨ATTENTION EL PASO🚨Time is running out to get every El Pasoan counted in the #2020Census. It’s never been easier or safe...
09/30/2020

🚨ATTENTION EL PASO🚨
Time is running out to get every El Pasoan counted in the #2020Census. It’s never been easier or safer to fill it out. Shape your future now:

☎️ Call 844-330-2020
✉️ Mail your paper questionnaire
💻 Visit 2020census.gov

Each day, 17 veterans die by suicide. I have been working to take meaningful steps that reduce veteran suicide and help ...
09/30/2020
Lawmakers and advocates working to improve veteran mental health care on federal and local levels

Each day, 17 veterans die by suicide. I have been working to take meaningful steps that reduce veteran suicide and help veterans in crisis in El Paso and across the country.

This Suicide Prevention Month learn how you can #BeThere for our veterans.

As Suicide Prevention Month draws to a close, advocates and legislators are urging the community to support vulnerable populations year-round.

Today marks a very sad 44th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a discriminatory law that undermines economic security, r...
09/30/2020
How the US keeps poor people from accessing abortion

Today marks a very sad 44th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, a discriminatory law that undermines economic security, racial justice, and self-determination.

As a co-sponsor of the EACH Woman Act, I am fighting for a future without Hyde. #BeBoldEndHyde.

The 2020 US election could decide the fate of a more than 40-year-old ban on abortion funding.

It was great meeting with Consul General Eric Cohan to welcome him again to our border community. The El Paso-Juarez reg...
09/30/2020

It was great meeting with Consul General Eric Cohan to welcome him again to our border community.

The El Paso-Juarez region faces many unique challenges and has been deeply impacted by COVID-19. I'm looking forward to combating these challenges together.

Today the House Armed Services Committee Democrats held a hearing on proposed changes to U.S. defense posture in Europe....
09/30/2020
Defense Secretary Esper Says U.S. Plans To Cut Troops In Germany By A Third

Today the House Armed Services Committee Democrats held a hearing on proposed changes to U.S. defense posture in Europe.

I remain deeply concerned about this decision. We must work with our partners and allies and ensure clear strategy guides our decisions – always.

The Pentagon is promising what President Trump declared in June would happen: Troops are to be moved out of Germany, which the president accuses of stiffing NATO.

09/30/2020
1st Armored Division

As Brigadier General Sean C. Bernabe takes command of the 1st Armored Division, I welcome him and thank General Matthew L. Eichburg for his leadership.

I’m looking forward to working with BG Bernabe to support and represent our Iron Soldiers.

Today, III Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Robert P. White hosted the official change of command between Brig. Gen. Matthew L. Eichburg and Brig. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, at the 1AD Parade Field. The Commander of Troops was the Division Command Sgt. Maj. Michael C. Williams. For best viewing follow this link: https://youtu.be/eZyMjmYJ_iQ

“This must reset and re-shine a light on this disproportionate disparity of health by Latinx communities. Clearly we hav...
09/30/2020
US must prioritize COVID-19’s ‘historic decimation’ of border Latinxs, health experts say

“This must reset and re-shine a light on this disproportionate disparity of health by Latinx communities. Clearly we have an extra problem, one that we can begin to address now by making sure that the resources regarding testing and immediate access to care are focused on distribution of resources to Latinx communities.”

- Dr. Anthony Fauci

The ‘”disproportionately” high number of deaths and cases of COVID-19 among Hispanics, particularly those on the Southwest border, should ensure that Hispanic communities are prio…

Today should’ve been a happy day for SPC Vanessa Guillen and her family as she turned 21.Her memory sparked a movement. ...
09/30/2020

Today should’ve been a happy day for SPC Vanessa Guillen and her family as she turned 21.

Her memory sparked a movement. In her honor, we must pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act to protect survivors of military sexual violence so that what happened to Vanessa never happens again.

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Protecting El Paso Communities & Standing Up for the Border

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.

Congresswoman Escobar is known as being a fierce advocate for the rights of all El Paso residents. As County Judge, she helped pass a budget that included domestic partner benefits and when marriage equality become the law of the land, she worked to make sure the County was immediately ready to process those marriage certificates. She helped raised the minimum wage at the County to $10.50 an hour to ensure that all County employees have a living wage, and she worked to make sure that unions had the opportunity to organize at the County and the University Medical Center of El Paso.

Too often, the U.S.-Mexico Border has been maligned and denigrated to advance policy interests that harm border communities. El Paso could always count on Congresswoman Escobar to stand up and correct the record and speak to national audiences about the opportunity and vitality of the U.S./Mexico border. Her advocacy included testimony before state and federal committees and six editorials in the New York Times.

Prior to her service with El Paso County, Congresswoman Escobar was an English teacher at the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College, Communications Director for former Mayor Raymond Caballero and the Executive Director of Community Scholars, a non-profit that taught high school students who to produce public policy recommendations.

Congresswoman Escobar and her husband Michael have two children: Cristian Diego and Eloisa Isabel, and they live in Central El Paso.

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So why, exactly did you stop pushing to get us access to basic human rights, such as water in Hueco Tanks? No vote for ANY politician out of El Paso, until the colonias get water. We are taxed JUST as high as the rest of the city now. SHAME.
1 baby boomers retiring =3,600,000 a year. 2 federal reserve buying bonds. also lowering the interest rate. 3 The annual budget deficit in 2019, up 68% before coronavirus started. China locked down wuhan and its province making china a stronger economy their airlines are full for their holiday
#GlobalSustainabilityChallenge
Representative Escobar, There is a paper I have read about state bailouts that is very concerning to me, Why State Bailouts Shouldn't Happen, by Matthew D. Dickerson and Alison Winters; from Americans For Prosperity. Some states do not need or even want more bailouts, some want them because of their mismanagement of their own budgets. If you are not familiar with this paper please download a copy and read it. The Federal budget is already out of hand and adding to it at this level will be catastrophic for us as a nation. Thank you, Bob Headrick San Benito, Texas 78586
Thank you to Benjamin Harrison, Representative Veronica Escobar's Health Aide for a great virtual JDRF 'Promise' meeing! All of our El Paso advocates shared their personal stories of living with T1D. They clearly explained to Benjamin why we need the SDP renewed, insulin affordability and financial help for midsized nonprofits during Covid 19. Ben confirmed Representative Escobar's past and ongoing support for all of our issues. Thank you Representative Escobar! #JDRFPromise, #JDRFAdvocacy #RenewSDP, #t1dlookslikeme ADVOCATES: Sandy Liebman Peitzer, Jill Straney Geisendorfer, Alisha Howell, Cristina Morales and Brianna, Jill Bowling and Zach, Shawn Carillo
Where's the presentation on what we need to know to vote?
I urge to please support the international Affairs Budget propose to fight COVID-19
"Standings In Solidarity"
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, represents the heart of Elpaso,and is committed to equality, fairplay, integrity and those attibutes which help to lift the least, left out, the loss and the disenfranchised. Congresswoman Escobar lives to effect change by modeling unity both locally and nationwide!! Proud to be connected in and on "Purpose!!"
Thank you Mr. President.