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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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March 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Center for Effective Lawmaking, which analyzes Members of Congress’ ability to advance their legislative agenda, has recognized Rep. Nydia M.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding H. J. Res. 37, legislation aimed at removing U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war:  

“This resolution would bring a long overdue end to U.S. involvement in this conflict.   

February 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced legislation that would prevent previously appropriated disaster relief funds from being used to finance President Trump’s border wall. 

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February 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced that local early education centers within New York’s 7th Congressional district have received federal grants to continue their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Both programs are federally funded and provide early childhood education and support services to low-incomes families.
February 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has filed an amicus brief in the case of Sixta Gladys Peña Martinez, et al. v. Alex Azar, et al., pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, in which she argues that the unequal treatment of Puerto Rico residents under certain federal benefits programs is unconstitutional.  
 

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Dual Letters Seek Independent Probe, Answers from BOP

January 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) released the following joint statement regarding an agreement reached between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the New York City Housing Authority:

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January 25, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that a deal has been reached to end the government shutdown:
 
January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez commented today on a Statement of Administration Policy regarding H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019:

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) today wrote the U.S.

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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.