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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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November 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, and Congressman Luis V.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor in opposition to HR 2874, the 21st Century Flood Insurance Reform, a bill that would cheat working families out of quality flood insurance. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: 

November 9, 2017 Press Release

Introduces Two Bills on Eve of Veterans Day

November 7, 2017 Press Release

Pair of Bills Introduced Following Las Vegas, Texas Shootings

November 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the U.S. and delay a decision on the status of 57,000 Hondurans:

November 3, 2017 Press Release

Measure Comes with President Trump’s Decision on Program Pending

November 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Republicans released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, a massive tax break for the rich at the expense of hardworking, everyday Americans. In response, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement:
 

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates have been indicted by the Special Counsel:

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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.

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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.