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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City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/06/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

11 deaths, 217 new COVID-19 cases, and 5 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 89,762 cases and 1,010 deaths.

The deaths include 1 male in his 50s, 3 males and 2 females in their 60s, 1 male and 1 female in their 70s, and 3 females in their 80s.

To date, 50,304 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,811 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

RECORDATORIO: Pruebas gratuitas de #COVID19 están disponibles en El Paso para personas sintomáticas y asintomáticas. Par...
12/05/2020

RECORDATORIO: Pruebas gratuitas de #COVID19 están disponibles en El Paso para personas sintomáticas y asintomáticas.

Para hacer una cita, visita http://epstrong.org.

Our small businesses are facing a long road to economic recovery. This Buy El Paso Day, we can each help by highlighting...
12/05/2020
Shop local during Buy El Paso Day on Saturday

Our small businesses are facing a long road to economic recovery.

This Buy El Paso Day, we can each help by highlighting and celebrating our local businesses. Tell me what El Paso small business you’re supporting today and why 👇🏽

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Small business owners in El Paso are hoping they’ll get a boost on “Buy El Paso Day,” which takes place on Saturday. “Buy El Paso Day kicks off the holiday…

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/05/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

16 deaths, 416 new COVID-19 cases, and 24 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 89,540 cases and 999 deaths.

The deaths include 2 males in their 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 males and 2 females in their 60s, 4 males and 1 female in their 70s, and 2 males and 2 females in their 80s.

To date, 49,988 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,925 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

As the world welcomes good news about #COVID19 vaccine development, we must immediately put in place a distribution plan...
12/04/2020
Racial disparities create obstacles for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

As the world welcomes good news about #COVID19 vaccine development, we must immediately put in place a distribution plan that recognizes systemic racism in our health care system and prioritizes essential workers and vulnerable communities like El Paso.

“Without considering racial equity, we deepen the cracks that systemic racism has already created in our health care system," a health advocate said.

This critical bill rights the wrongs of the failed and racist War on Drugs by expunging federal marijuana convictions, r...
12/04/2020
House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

This critical bill rights the wrongs of the failed and racist War on Drugs by expunging federal marijuana convictions, reinvesting in communities of color, and promoting equitable participation in the legal marijuana industry. #WeWantMORE

The House passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions. The measure is all but doomed in the Republican-led Senate.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/04/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

15 deaths, 570 new COVID-19 cases, and 39 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 89,100 cases and 983 deaths.

The deaths include 1 male in his 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 males and 2 females in their 60s, 3 males in their 70s, 4 males in their 80s, and 2 males in their 90s.

To date, 49,651 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,840 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

REMINDER: Due to #COVID19, my staff continues to work remotely. Constituent services continue to be a priority for us, a...
12/04/2020
Constituent Services | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

REMINDER: Due to #COVID19, my staff continues to work remotely.

Constituent services continue to be a priority for us, and we are receiving phone calls and contact submissions. To learn about the services available, visit my website👇🏽

Our office provides a number of services for our constituents. Below please find more information and how to request assistance. Art Competition Submissions Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a high...

The #COVID19 crisis has forced mothers to face the unimaginable decision of rationing their family’s food because they d...
12/03/2020
The pandemic has left mothers struggling to feed their kids | The 19th

The #COVID19 crisis has forced mothers to face the unimaginable decision of rationing their family’s food because they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Our country desperately needs a relief bill that puts #FamiliesFirst.

School closures and the economy have created a national hunger crisis, and experts say it will get worse as the pandemic deepens this winter.

PPP loans were meant to go to struggling small business owners trying to keep their doors open during this crisis. Misus...
12/03/2020
Release of PPP loan recipients' reveals troubling patterns

PPP loans were meant to go to struggling small business owners trying to keep their doors open during this crisis.

Misuse and lack of transparency make clear that we must hold the Trump administration accountable in its coronavirus response.

Tenants paying rent at Trump Organization and Kushner Company properties are beneficiaries of PPP loans.

The flu has been a leading cause of death among children in previous years and amid a global pandemic, the risk is even ...
12/03/2020
Opinion | Why Are Children Dying of the Flu in U.S. Detention?

The flu has been a leading cause of death among children in previous years and amid a global pandemic, the risk is even higher.

The Department of Homeland Security must save lives and provide migrant children and families in custody with flu shots to mitigate further health risks.

Despite a readily available vaccine, it’s not being given to migrant children.

Durante esta pandemia, la demanda en el banco de alimentos de El Paso ha aumentado 25%.En nuestra comunidad y en todo el...
12/03/2020
Cada vez son más familias en necesidad de despensas

Durante esta pandemia, la demanda en el banco de alimentos de El Paso ha aumentado 25%.

En nuestra comunidad y en todo el país, millones están sufriendo inseguridad alimentaria. Necesitamos que el Senate GOP reconozca el dolor y apruebe el #HeroesAct.

Banco de comida registra un aumento del 25 por ciento y lucha por servir a todas las familias que lo necesitan.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/03/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

27 deaths, 545 new COVID-19 cases, and 147 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 88,491 cases and 968 deaths.

The deaths include 1 female in her 40s, 2 males and 3 females in their 50s, 2 males and 5 females in their 60s, 6 males and 4 females in their 70s, 1 male and 2 females in their 80s, and 1 male in his 90s.

To date, 49,308 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,586 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team is accomplished, crisis-tested, and made up of diverse trailblazers.They will ...
12/03/2020
Opinion | Joe Biden’s economic team: What a difference an election makes

President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team is accomplished, crisis-tested, and made up of diverse trailblazers.

They will be ready to get to work on day one building our economy back better — and ensuring hard-working American families are on the deal.

Different personnel. Different focus. Different policies.

12/03/2020
Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop

Thank you to everyone who joined my Financial Aid 101 Workshop👩🏽‍🎓

I'm very grateful to our speakers from UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College for sharing critical resources students from El Paso can use when considering higher education.

If you were unable to join last night, you can view the workshop here👇🏽

On December 1, 2020, the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop with representatives from the El Paso C...

50 years ago today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established to protect public health and preserve our e...
12/02/2020

50 years ago today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established to protect public health and preserve our environment.

As we celebrate #EPAat50, let’s recommit to restoring the EPA and redoubling our efforts to pass a sustainable, healthy planet to future generations.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/02/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

551 new COVID-19 cases and 496 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 87,799 cases.

Eight deaths are also being reported this morning for a total of 941. The deaths include 1 male in his 60s, 1 female in her 70s, 3 males and 1 female in their 80s, and 1 male and 1 female in their 90s.

To date, 48,537 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,701 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

On World AIDS Day we remember those we have lost to this devastating disease and renew our commitment to tackling stigma...
12/01/2020

On World AIDS Day we remember those we have lost to this devastating disease and renew our commitment to tackling stigma and working together to defeat this epidemic.

Learn how we can #StopHIVTogether 👇🏽
https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics

Even Bill Barr agrees, there’s no evidence of fraud that would change our election results.Now Donald J. Trump, what are...
12/01/2020
Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome

Even Bill Barr agrees, there’s no evidence of fraud that would change our election results.

Now Donald J. Trump, what are you waiting for to concede?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential...

During this COVID-19 pandemic, don’t go uncovered.Last year, 2 in 3 shoppers could find a plan for $10/month or less aft...
12/01/2020

During this COVID-19 pandemic, don’t go uncovered.

Last year, 2 in 3 shoppers could find a plan for $10/month or less after tax credits. See what you and your family may qualify for at Healthcare.gov and #GetCovered El Paso!

EL PASO STUDENTS: Today at 5:30pm, join my office for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop with representatives from UTE...
12/01/2020
Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

EL PASO STUDENTS: Today at 5:30pm, join my office for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop with representatives from UTEP Office of Student Financial Aid and El Paso Community College.

Learn about the financial aid options available to you and how to apply. Register now below 👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and representatives from El Paso Community College and The University of Texas at El Paso for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. MT.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/01/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

319 new COVID-19 cases and 261 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 86,752 cases.

Nine deaths are also being reported this morning for a total of 933. The deaths include 1 male and 1 female in their 60s, 1 male and 2 females in their 70s, 2 females in their 80s, and 2 females in their 90s.

To date, 47,910 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,304 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

11/30/2020
Congresswoman Escobar Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis in El Paso

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to ravage El Paso, it is clear that the long-lasting effects will be profound.

We must provide immediate relief to working families, get the pandemic under control, and build back better with President-elect Joe Biden’s leadership.

EL PASO STUDENTS: Considering college or a career school🎓? Learn about the financial aid options available to you.Join m...
11/30/2020
Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

EL PASO STUDENTS: Considering college or a career school🎓? Learn about the financial aid options available to you.

Join my office and representatives from UTEP Office of Student Financial Aid and El Paso Community College TOMORROW at 5:30pm for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop. Register now 👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and representatives from El Paso Community College and The University of Texas at El Paso for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. MT.

ATTENTION: El Paso health officials are urging individuals who traveled or gathered this holiday to get a COVID-19 test ...
11/30/2020

ATTENTION: El Paso health officials are urging individuals who traveled or gathered this holiday to get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine until they receive their negative result.

To make an appointment for a FREE test, visit http://txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
11/30/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, 461 new COVID-19 cases and 15 delayed test results by the State are being reported for a cumulative total of 86,172 cases.

One death is also being reported today for a total of 924. The patient was a female in her 70s with underlying conditions.

To date, 47,397 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,267 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

EL PASO STUDENTS: Having trouble filling out your FAFSA form? Don’t know where to start? Join my office and representati...
11/30/2020
Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

EL PASO STUDENTS: Having trouble filling out your FAFSA form? Don’t know where to start?

Join my office and representatives from UTEP Office of Student Financial Aid and El Paso Community College on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop. Register now below 👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and representatives from El Paso Community College and The University of Texas at El Paso for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. MT.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
11/29/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

346 new COVID-19 cases and 32 delayed test results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 85,696 cases.

To date, 46,937 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,264 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They’ve been supporting El Paso throughout this crisis and we must ret...
11/28/2020
Small local businesses seek support as they brace for slower holiday shopping during pandemic

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

They’ve been supporting El Paso throughout this crisis and we must return the favor.

Today, #ShopSmall and shop safely to thank small business owners for all they do.

In a COVID-19 ravaged economy that has forced local El Paso businesses to close, groups are encouraging people to shop local this holiday season.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
11/28/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

590 new COVID-19 cases and 45 delayed test results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 85,318 cases.

4 deaths are also being reported today for a total of 923. The patients include 1 male in his 40s, 1 female in her 60s, and 2 males in their 70s.

To date, 46,450 residents have recovered from the virus and 37,381 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

EL PASO STUDENTS: On Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m., my office will host a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop with rep...
11/28/2020
Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop | Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

EL PASO STUDENTS: On Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m., my office will host a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop with representatives from UTEP Office of Student Financial Aid and El Paso Community College.

Learn about the financial aid options available to you and how to apply. Register now below 👇🏽

Join the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and representatives from El Paso Community College and The University of Texas at El Paso for a Financial Aid 101 Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. MT.

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221 North Kansas Street
El Paso, TX
79901

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Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30

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(915) 541-1400

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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.

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What are you doing about foreign interference in American election!!!! The Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, criticized the Governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles, for posting a video on his social networks in which he persuaded the migrant community not to vote for Donald Trump in the elections on November 3. The head of the Interior considered that Mexico has remained in a "very delicate" position in foreign policy matters, after Silvano Aureoles expressed that Donald Trump is a president who has discriminated against Mexicans, while his opponent, Joe Biden, has Charitable proposals for the migrant community. In a letter sent to the governor of Michoacán, Secretary Sánchez Cordero criticizes the president for confusing the call to vote with favoring one candidate over another, in addition to reminding him that foreign policy is in charge of the federal government. "Meddling in the way you do in the internal affairs of another country, in an external electoral process, doing foreign policy when it is not your responsibility, constitutes a violation of the Constitution," Sánchez Cordero wrote in her letter.
Where is our Stmilus package at. What are you doing in D.C we need action now! #democrats #do #nothing
Where is our Stimulus package at ?
Thank you and I was going to ask if you could please remit all messages in English. It will make it easier for me to share.
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