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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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March 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order rolling back climate change policies at the Environmental Protection Agency: 

March 28, 2017 Press Release

Measure Would Exempt Agency from January Trump Order

March 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in response to comments by Attorney General Sessions on “sanctuary cities”:

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after it was announced that Republicans were pulling their “TrumpCare” legislation from the floor:

March 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor in opposition to the Republican healthcare plan or “TrumpCare”:

“Mr. Speaker, today, House Republicans are preparing to vote to rip away healthcare from 24 million Americans – 2.7 million of them in New York.  In my district, 122,000 people would lose coverage – including 12,700 children.  

March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Peter T. Lau: 

March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring there are adequate staffing levels at key agencies that protect the public health.  Her bill, H.R.

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March 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following statement regarding FBI Director Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding two Courts ruling against the President’s revised Muslim Ban Executive Order: 

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the release of President Trump’s budget today: 

“Donald Trump campaigned on promises of standing for working people.  This budget makes a mockery of those claims and makes clear where the Administration’s real priorities lie.  

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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.

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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.