Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today released the following statement:
Bill Would Award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl
Washington, DC –This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to award a Congressional gold medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl, whose heroic actions saved countless lives during the Holocaust.
Velázquez Calls for Liver Cancer Prevention, Treatment Resources
Washington, DC –As the nation observes Liver Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today unveiled legislation to increase federal assistance to study, prevent and treat liver cancer.
Leads 81 Members of Congress in Introducing Legislation to Expand VA Resources
Washington, DC –As the “Me Too” era draws badly needed attention to the longstanding problem of sexual misconduct, Rep. Nydia M.
“COUNT Act” Will Set Federal Standards for Death Counts
Passage Follows Controversy Surrounding Maria Mortality Rate in Puerto Rico
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today in response to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) federal rule proposal that would deny lawful permanent residence to immigrants who participate in public benefits and discourage even U.S. citizens from accessing basic services.
Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) held a press event in New York City. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery.
“Thank you all for coming. Let me especially thank Mayor De Blasio for joining us.
Washington, DC –According to Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), a federal program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure is not being fully utilized. In a letter to the Treasury Department, Velázquez is urging Secretary Mnuchin to tap into the “Hardest Hit Fund,” and to allow Puerto Rico to apply.
In Bicameral Letter, Lawmakers Demand Apology, Call on President to Acknowledge Official Death Toll and Improve Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.