Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order rolling back climate change policies at the Environmental Protection Agency:
Measure Would Exempt Agency from January Trump Order
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in response to comments by Attorney General Sessions on “sanctuary cities”:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after it was announced that Republicans were pulling their “TrumpCare” legislation from the floor:
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor in opposition to the Republican healthcare plan or “TrumpCare”:
“Mr. Speaker, today, House Republicans are preparing to vote to rip away healthcare from 24 million Americans – 2.7 million of them in New York. In my district, 122,000 people would lose coverage – including 12,700 children.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Peter T. Lau:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring there are adequate staffing levels at key agencies that protect the public health. Her bill, H.R.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following statement regarding FBI Director Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding two Courts ruling against the President’s revised Muslim Ban Executive Order:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the release of President Trump’s budget today:
“Donald Trump campaigned on promises of standing for working people. This budget makes a mockery of those claims and makes clear where the Administration’s real priorities lie.
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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.