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September 8, 2021 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY –Earlier today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon held a press conference to voice their concerns with the City’s Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

September 7, 2021 Press Release

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

September 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—With the announcement of the closure of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan, Reps. Nydia M.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

“The science is clear: Chlorpyrifos are a dangerous threat to our farmworkers, children and the overall public health. That’s why last week we sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging them to take action and get this neurotoxic pesticide out of our food before the court-ordered August 20th deadline.

August 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and 6 members of Congress sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head urging the agency to meet an August 20th court-ordered deadline to finalize its plan to get chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide, off of food.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The following earmarks to fund community projects in New York’s 7th Congressional District have been secured by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and have passed the House as a part of H.R. 4502. Under the bill, these local initiatives will all receive federal funding.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – As part of the

June 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has announced the Preserving Cash for Transit Access Act, a bill that would require transit agencies like the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to accept cash payments at each station.


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.