Representative Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El Pasoan and lifelong Democrat. She is one of the first two Latinas to serve Texas in Congress when elected in 2018, and the first woman to hold the seat in El Paso, Texas.
Congresswoman Escobar has sponsored more than 35 bills including the Homeland Security Improvement Act, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act, and the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, while co-sponsoring over 800 additional bills.
Rep. Escobar has voted to support veterans, LGBTQ+ rights, equal pay, gun safety, environmental protections, expanding healthcare for all, and election security.
She is an Assistant Whip, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. She was appointed to the House Committee on Ethics and House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Her leadership positions include serving as the Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force.
She delivered the Presidential delegate count for the State of Texas during the 2020 Democratic Convention's Roll Call.
In February 2020, she delivered the Spanish-language response to Trump’s State of the Union address.