US House, TX-16

Veronica Escobar


  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Started a public-private ecotourism commission
  • Earned a 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Holding this seat in Texas will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Served on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
  • Will maintain Latina representation in Congress

Candidate Background

Representative Veronica Escobar is running for a fourth term to represent Texas’s 16th congressional district. Escobar previously served as an El Paso County Commissioner and Judge. In El Paso, Escobar fought to protect the environment and address environmental injustices. She helped fight against a smelter plant in a Latino community and fought the Sierra Blanca nuclear waste site. Escobar has also worked to conserve El Paso’s natural environment. In 2007, she started a public-private ecotourism commission to promote the outdoor recreation industry. She also supports efforts to protect the Castner Range and create a national monument. Escobar sponsored the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act to ensure one of the largest producers of greenhouse gasses prioritizes necessary developments in renewable technologies. In Congress, she will continue to be a passionate advocate for the environment. Representative Escobar has earned a stellar lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Escobar is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund.

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