Rep. Escobar calls for immigration reform in first House floor speech


    Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) delivers her first speech on the House floor. (Courtesy: C-SPAN)

    Newly elected Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) who represents the city of El Paso in Congress gave her first speech on the House floor Thursday.

    In her speech, Escobar talked about her experience living on the U.S.-Mexico border and the need for immigration reform.

    Escobar served one term as a county commissioner in El Paso and two terms as an El Paso County judge before being elected to be U.S. Representative of Texas’ 16th District in Nov. 2018 with a 68.5% majority vote.

    Escobar was sworn into office at the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the 116th Congress on Jan. 3. Escobar shares being one of the first two Hispanic women to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives with Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) from Houston.

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