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November 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the bicameral Small Business Lending Disclosure Act.

November 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C.— Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) delivered remarks on the House floor on the Build Back Better Act. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: 

November 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C.—Today, Representative Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement on censuring Rep Paul Gosar:

          "Representative Gosar is a member of this institution as am I and as is Representative Ocasio-Cortez and so are roughly fifty other women of color.

November 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ and Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee), Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.

October 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C.—In recognition Liver Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Nydia M.

October 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—As Congress continues to develop President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Rep. Nydia M.

October 14, 2021 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY— Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez has submitted the following testimony for the record on Tuesday’s City Council Land Use Committee Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises hearing on the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Plan:

October 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s nomination of Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte to become U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Panama.


In The News

July 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. House Democrats are looking for answers after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a Queens courthouse to arrest a woman believed to be a victim of human trafficking last month.

July 17, 2017 In The News

Congressional Democrats from New York City are calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep its officers away from courts that help victims of human trafficking. Their letter to the agency cites an incident last month in which deportation officers showed up at one such court in Queens looking for a woman who had been arrested for prostitution.

July 13, 2017 In The News

New Yorkers staunchly opposed to President Donald Trump’s proposed slashes to aid that keeps millions in their homes took their outrage Wednesday to the nation’s capital.

People from the city and around the country made their way to Washington, D.C., for a tenants march against the proposed budget cuts to federal housing programs.

January 13, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON – President Obama should pardon Green Card holders convicted of minor crimes en masse to shield them from deportation under President-elect Donald Trump, according to two New York Dems.

December 5, 2016 In The News

 Mayor de Blasio is sending the Obama administration a $35 million bill for the cost of securing Trump Tower from the time President-elect Donald Trump won the race through Jan. 20 — an average of over $400,000 a day, officials said on Monday.

November 23, 2016 In The News

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens) introduced the National Hate Crimes Hotline Act of 2016 last Wednesday in response to an increase in hate crimes throughout the country.

September 15, 2016 In The News

 With synthetic marijuana a growing concern in New York City, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) wants Congress to move on legislation making it easier for the government to crack down on its sale.

August 26, 2016 In The News

A well-intentioned Obama administration move to combat segregation of the poor is a recipe for disaster in New York City, a growing chorus of critics says.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to change the way it doles out housing vouchers to low-income tenants.

July 21, 2016 In The News

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, who is demanding that the agency hold a town hall meeting and conduct other community outreach efforts to solicit public opinion.