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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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September 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in honor of Rosh Hashanah:

September 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican effort in the U.S. Senate to roll back the Affordable Care Act, implement ‘Trumpcare’ and deprive more than 30 million Americans of healthcare: 

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, bipartisan Members of Congress, including Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Sean Duffy (R-WI), wrote to the Chairman of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, requesting details of the Board’s energy reform plan for the Island following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. 

September 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today recognizing the start of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month:  

September 13, 2017 Press Release

Measure Introduced Following Irma

September 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to increase funding for investment in public housing infrastructure.  Her amendment, which was added to the “omnibus spending bill”, would add $2 million to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund. 

September 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the anniversary of 9/11:

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) will host a “DACA Know Your Rights Town Hall” in Brooklyn on Sunday. The purpose of this gathering is to connect the community with policy and legal experts to discuss the changes to the program, and the DACA RENEWAL process.   

September 8, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today wrote the U.S. Department of Energy, requesting that the agency assist Puerto Rico as the Island addresses power outages following Hurricane Irma.  In her letter, Velázquez asks that the Department partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure recover.  
September 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement opposing the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): 


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.