Representative Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El Pasoan who has dedicated herself to serving the people of El Paso and America.
During her first term, Congresswoman Escobar sponsored the Homeland Security Improvement Act, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act, and the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, while co-sponsoring more than 350 additional bills.
Rep. Escobar has voted to support LGBTQ rights, equal pay, gun safety, environmental protections, expanding healthcare for all Americans, and election security.
She is an Assistant Whip, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and the Judiciary Committee.
Her leadership positions include serving as the Freshman Co-Representative to Leadership, Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s (CHC) Freshman Representative, the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s (CPC) Vice Chair and liaison to the CHC, Vice Chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration and Vice Chair of the Women’s Caucus.
In 2019, she delivered the Spanish-language response to Trump’s State of the Union address.
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is the daughter of Benjamin and Isabel Escobar. She and her husband, Michael Pleters, have two children: Cristian Diego (23, Harvard graduate), and Eloisa Isabel (21, a student at Portland State University), and they live in Central El Paso.