Even journalists who do not report on drug-trafficking, especially women, have been victims of violence and intimidation in Mexico.
"Our communities, especially those most affected by hate crimes such as the Latino community, deserve better," Rep. Sylvia García said.
The investigation seeks to identify all direct and indirect deaths linked to building and infrastructure failures in the first two weeks after Maria struck in September 2017.
Two congressional committees want to determine what's behind the "pattern of recent tragedies" at the Texas base.
“Make sure she’s praised as a hero, because she was,” her father told the Times. “She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.”