Escobar is the representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Escobar is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Escobar.
Escobar is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Escobar has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 16, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Veronica Escobar sits on the following committees:
Escobar was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Escobar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Escobar’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3658: To authorize the President to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Marcelino ...
- H.R. 3557: To increase transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the Department of Homeland Security, ...
- H.R. 3238: Colonia Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2021
- H.R. 3245: To authorize the imposition of sanctions with respect to significant actions that exacerbate ...
- H.R. 2920: American Families United Act
- H.R. 2752: Castner Range National Monument Act
- H.R. 2208: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity ...
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Escobar missed 13 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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