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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Tejana. Fronteriza. Proudly representing the 16th Congressional District of Texas in Congress.

07/12/2023

Wishing a happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating in El Paso and around the world.

May these next eight nights be filled with peace, light and joy.

Yesterday, I met with Hope Border Institute to discuss the dangers of weakening asylum protections for those fleeing har...
07/12/2023

Yesterday, I met with Hope Border Institute to discuss the dangers of weakening asylum protections for those fleeing harm and persecution.

Republicans are willing to let our adversaries around the globe win unless Democrats agree to decimate our asylum system.

Downed pigs are a grave safety threat to consumers and their slaughter & the conditions leading up to it are cruel and i...
07/12/2023

Downed pigs are a grave safety threat to consumers and their slaughter & the conditions leading up to it are cruel and inhumane.

I’m proud to lead a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Under Secretary Esteban urging them to ensure downed pigs are removed from the food supply.

Learn more here 👇🏽

06/12/2023

I'll always appreciate and take advantage of an opportunity to advocate for El Paso.

Today I testified in front of the House Agriculture Committee about the priorities I hope to see included in the Farm Bill to support communities like mine.

Yesterday with U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan and Congressman Seth Moulton, I led 10 of my colleagues in a letter ...
06/12/2023

Yesterday with U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan and Congressman Seth Moulton, I led 10 of my colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden outlining our concerns over Israel’s current military operations and the need for a strategic approach that works toward a political resolution.

More below 👇🏽

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) joined Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) and Seth Moulton (MA- 06) in leading 10 of their colleagues from the House Committee on Armed Services, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Foreign Affairs in sending a letter....

03/12/2023

Back to business after a restful holiday break spent in El Paso.

Watch this week as I joined House Democrats or a press conference, spoke with José Díaz-Balart Reports, joined my colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee Democrats for the NDAA Conference Committee meeting, and more 👇🏽

01/12/2023

I never imagined I'd come to Congress and vote to expel a fellow member, but this was a vote that had to be taken.

The violations by George Santos were so egregious that they rose to the level of shocking.

I'm so saddened to hear about the passing of Supreme Court Justice and El Pasoan, Sandra Day O'Connor.Justice O’Connor’s...
01/12/2023

I'm so saddened to hear about the passing of Supreme Court Justice and El Pasoan, Sandra Day O'Connor.

Justice O’Connor’s trail-blazing legacy as the first woman to serve on our nation's highest court will live on in the minds of women and girls across our nation.

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Friday at 93. The court announced her death in a statement, saying the cause was complications of dementia.
https://nyti.ms/47EnSQv

Our community has seen the highest level of migrant deaths this year since record-keeping began. As Lauren Villagran blu...
30/11/2023

Our community has seen the highest level of migrant deaths this year since record-keeping began.

As Lauren Villagran bluntly puts it, "[migrants] shoulder the cost of an American dream cut short."

We know that punitive, deterrence-focused immigration policies don't work. Walls and concertina wire don't stop migration, they just make it more dangerous and can cost migrants their lives.

Our immigration laws have not been updated in over three decades. We are long overdue for comprehensive immigration reform.

Earlier this year, I introduced my bipartisan comprehensive immigration solution, the Dignity Act, and it's long past time we act.

An El Paso Times investigation found a region shocked by record migrant deaths in 2023 and ill-equipped to track and respond to the tragedy.

Everyone should be able to turn on the tap and have  . I'm pleased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for bri...
30/11/2023

Everyone should be able to turn on the tap and have .

I'm pleased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for bringing America one step closer to that goal by proposing improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule that will help reduce lead in drinking water.

29/11/2023

I've received quite a few questions about the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act, so here are some of them answered!

29/11/2023

Congratulations to our newly elected House DPCC Co-Chair Congresswoman Lori Trahan!

I'm thrilled to be working together as House Democrats continue the fight for American families.

Did you know that El Paso County hosted a gun buy back event to purchase fi****ms and make our community safer? Using fe...
29/11/2023

Did you know that El Paso County hosted a gun buy back event to purchase fi****ms and make our community safer?

Using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan, over 500 guns were voluntarily turned over and taken off our streets!

This month, Team Escobar joined City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government to celebrate the grand opening of El Paso ...
28/11/2023

This month, Team Escobar joined City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government to celebrate the grand opening of El Paso Fire Department Station #36.

The new state-of-the-art facility will provide response capabilities deep into west El Paso and ample space for our firefighters. Thanks to all our first responders for keeping our community safe!

Every semester, I have the pleasure of welcoming a new class of enthusiastic, passionate interns to my office.I sat down...
28/11/2023

Every semester, I have the pleasure of welcoming a new class of enthusiastic, passionate interns to my office.

I sat down with the Fall cohort in El Paso to speak about their backgrounds and commitment to our community. Thank you for all your work on behalf of El Pasoans!

I recently spoke with 4th-8th graders at a Socorro Independent School District Career Awareness Showcase to discuss all ...
27/11/2023

I recently spoke with 4th-8th graders at a Socorro Independent School District Career Awareness Showcase to discuss all the different career opportunities our young people have available in our community.

Setting our students up for success is the key to our future.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Today and every day, remember to   and shop safely to thank small busi...
25/11/2023

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

Today and every day, remember to and shop safely to thank small business owners for all they do.

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for so many reasons, including the honor to serve the community I love. Wishing everyone...
23/11/2023

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for so many reasons, including the honor to serve the community I love.

Wishing everyone in El Paso and across the country a very happy Thanksgiving!

The temporary agreement between Israel and Hamas is finally a step forward in what has been a horrific several weeks⤵️
22/11/2023

The temporary agreement between Israel and Hamas is finally a step forward in what has been a horrific several weeks⤵️

The future leaders of our country are currently in classrooms, acquiring the skills and tools to be successful professio...
21/11/2023

The future leaders of our country are currently in classrooms, acquiring the skills and tools to be successful professionals.

It's for this reason I joined a UTEP immigration law class to discuss my immigration bill, the Dignity Act. It was lovely to be back teaching!

The work our community has done to improve healthcare has made great strides, but it’s not done yet. I was proud to pres...
20/11/2023

The work our community has done to improve healthcare has made great strides, but it’s not done yet.

I was proud to present the Fox Family Foundation a Congressional Record for their incredible contributions to help launch the first comprehensive cancer center in West Texas.

Wishing a very happy birthday to President Joe Biden!I’m incredibly grateful for your steady leadership and dedication t...
20/11/2023

Wishing a very happy birthday to President Joe Biden!

I’m incredibly grateful for your steady leadership and dedication to our country.

17/11/2023

ICYMI: I joined All In with Chris Hayes last night to discuss the House Ethics Committee and our report on Representative Santos.

Watch 👇🏽

Hi there!I’ll be joining All In with Chris Hayes in just a few minutes. See you then!
17/11/2023

Hi there!

I’ll be joining All In with Chris Hayes in just a few minutes. See you then!

15/11/2023

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2 years ago, President Joe Biden made good on a promise to upgrade our infrastructure. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastr...
15/11/2023

2 years ago, President Joe Biden made good on a promise to upgrade our infrastructure.

Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, nearly $400 billion has flowed to communities supporting 40,000+ projects—including making our transportation safer, cleaner, greener, and more accessible.

In Texas alone, we've received over $23 billion in federal funds for transportation, infrastructure, internet access, and more.

And we're just getting started.

You can learn more about upcoming projects and announced funding all over the country here 👇🏽

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is rebuilding our roads and bridges, replacing lead pipes to provide clean water,  providing high-speed internet to every family in America, delivering cheaper and cleaner energy to households and businesses, and creating good-paying jobs.  Since s...

This weekend I had the privilege to meet with my 2023–24 Congressional Youth Advisory Council cohort. Speaking with this...
14/11/2023

This weekend I had the privilege to meet with my 2023–24 Congressional Youth Advisory Council cohort.

Speaking with this session's highly qualified high school students from across El Paso makes me so hopeful for our future.

14/11/2023

Please join Congresswoman Veronica Escobar for a live tele-town hall event! With so much happening in Congress and our federal government, I wanted to take some time to share the latest news with you and answer your questions.

I want to wish a very happy birthday to Mr. Arturo Salas who turns 100 today!Thank you for your service, sir! It was lov...
13/11/2023

I want to wish a very happy birthday to Mr. Arturo Salas who turns 100 today!

Thank you for your service, sir! It was lovely to speak over the phone this morning and congratulate you on this incredible milestone.

See you tonight for my live tele-town hall at 6:30pm!You can watch along on my Facebook livestream or dial in at 866-478...
13/11/2023

See you tonight for my live tele-town hall at 6:30pm!

You can watch along on my Facebook livestream or dial in at 866-478-3483 for English or 855-962-1021 for Spanish.

Happy   to everybody celebrating the festival of lights around the world! Wishing you and your loved ones brightness, ho...
12/11/2023

Happy to everybody celebrating the festival of lights around the world!

Wishing you and your loved ones brightness, hope, and happiness during this joyous holiday.

As a small token of appreciation, my office delivered Veterans Day cards from Ysleta ISD, Socorro Independent School Dis...
11/11/2023

As a small token of appreciation, my office delivered Veterans Day cards from Ysleta ISD, Socorro Independent School District, and Anthony Independent School District around the community this week.

Thank you to all of our veterans who've served our country!

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke at the El Paso Electric Veterans Appreciation breakfast this morning. I’m grateful for...
10/11/2023

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke at the El Paso Electric Veterans Appreciation breakfast this morning.

I’m grateful for your service to our country! It was a pleasure to share with you how I’m proudly working on your behalf in Congress.

Hi everyone! This Monday, I'll be hosting a tele-town hall at 6:30pm MT.You will be able to watch the live-stream here o...
10/11/2023

Hi everyone! This Monday, I'll be hosting a tele-town hall at 6:30pm MT.

You will be able to watch the live-stream here on my page or visit my website at https://escobar.house.gov/live/

Attn: Veterans!The VA published a list with hundreds of retailers and restaurants offering Veterans Day discounts and de...
09/11/2023

Attn: Veterans!

The VA published a list with hundreds of retailers and restaurants offering Veterans Day discounts and deals this Saturday.

Read them here! 👇🏽

Here is our annual Veterans Day discounts list. It will continue to be updated as we learn of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts and meals.

08/11/2023

I just met with the representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross to discuss critical updates on their operations in Israel and Gaza.

Protecting civilians and ensuring the hostages are safely released is a top priority for me; you have my support.

As processing times continue to drop, don't wait to obtain your passport especially with the holiday season approaching!...
06/11/2023

As processing times continue to drop, don't wait to obtain your passport especially with the holiday season approaching!

You can find more information here 👇🏽

How to apply for or renew your U.S. passport if you live in United States

While I have called for a cease-fire, the letter I lead today with Senator Martin Heinrich to Secretary of State Blinken...
03/11/2023

While I have called for a cease-fire, the letter I lead today with Senator Martin Heinrich to Secretary of State Blinken represents a diverse group of people who have varying perspectives, but can agree on the standards and issues outlined in the letter.

In the letter, I’m joined by 56 of my colleagues urging the Secretary to protect innocent lives, regional stability, and American national security interests as he meets with Israeli officials in his visit to the region.

You can read the letter here 👇🏽

Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to emphasize the need to protect innocent lives, regional stability, and American national security interests as he meets with Israeli officials in his visit to...

03/11/2023

Today, I voted against the Israel supplemental crafted by House Republicans. This bill could not have been more reckless or unserious.

It takes the unprecedented step of binding aid for Israel's defense to the House Republicans’ unrelenting effort to shield the wealthiest American tax cheats. It also completely fails to fund humanitarian support when and where it is needed most, does not include any funding to counter Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine, nor does it work toward ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.

This bill falls woefully short at a time of great instability. Speaker Johnson is wasting precious time prioritizing messaging bills instead of engaging in the hard work of legitimate governing.

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TX

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(915) 541-1400

Website

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