Veronica Escobar

Congress Woman
US House of Representatives

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 and the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Escobar also serves in positions in both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. She is the Co-Chair of the Immigration Taskforce on the Democratic Women’s Working Group.

As a third-generation El Pasoan, Congresswoman Escobar has dedicated her life’s work to improving the lives of El Pasoans. As County Judge, she helped raise 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 can always count on Congresswoman Escobar to stand up and correct the record and speak about the generosity and vitality of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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