Washington, DC – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the economy, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation that would exempt Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits from counting as taxable income.
Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Andres Rodriguez II:
“I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Andres Rodriguez II (Andy). He was a dear friend, entrepreneur, veteran, community leader, and loving dad.
Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Lower East Side community leader Michael Steel:
Washington, DC – After a significant portion of Chinatown’s business district was arbitrarily excluded from critical assistance due to their zip code, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has addressed a letter to Commissioner Jonnel Doris of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) asking the Department to qualifying the area’s businesses for loans.
Washington, DC –Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement following the attacks and riots at the U.S. Capitol today:
Amid Pandemic, Proposes Bold Federal Investment to Repair Damaged Housing
Washington, DC – To open the first legislative week of the 117th Congress, Rep. Nydia M.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement on the House passage of the Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief bill.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement following the passing of Roberto Napoleon, who served as the Lower East Side’s Baruch Houses Resident Association president of over 50 years:
Velázquez Announces over $16 Million in Grants for Local Health and Education Programs
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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.
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.
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.
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.