Constituent Services

Resources for Kids


Nydia Velázquez with NY-12 kids and mothersThank you for visiting Congresswoman Velazquez’s website!  We’ve put together a number of resources to help young people like you learn more about the federal government and American history. 

The U.S. government is made up of elected representatives from across the country, including the Congresswoman, who represents you and all of the residents of New York’s 12th Congressional District. 

We invite you to click on the links below to explore and learn more about our government:

U.S. Government: Click here for information for about the three branches of government and learn how our government works.

Congress: Congresswoman Velazquez is a member of the United States House of Representatives.  Learn more about this chamber of Congress at the Office of the Clerk's "Kids in the House" page.

The President of the United States: Find out about America’s presidents and the history and traditions of the White House

The Library of Congress: Find out more about the largest library in the world, and all of the information it contains.  The Library of Congress serves as the “research arm” of Congress and helps keep track of information for future generations. 

You can also learn more about…

American history:

NASA and Space Exploration:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation:

This day in history: