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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The top Democrats of the House and Senate Small Business Committees are opposing cuts to the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund contained in the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget. 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: 

             “In sum, this budget constitutes a mean spirited, unconscionable attack on working families, seniors and children.  

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –A new grant for NYU Lutheran Medical Center will greatly enhance access to oral health care for HIV patients at Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced today.  A community health center, the facility is located within Velázquez’s Brooklyn district. 

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC- In the wake of disturbing results of high lead levels in New York City public schools, Democratic members sent a letter today to Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña urging additional steps to address the contamination. 

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington DC- The top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), today unveiled an array of legislative proposals aimed at igniting small business growth and entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico.  The economically beleaguered island has suffered from soaring unemployment, spiraling government debt and elevated poverty rates over the last decade.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that a Special Counsel has appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: 

May 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Reverend Thomas Vose Daily, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn: 

May 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue:

            “This sacred place of worship was an important part of our community’s and neighborhood’s local history.  Its loss is a saddening turn of events for all New Yorkers and residents of the Lower East Side.  

May 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – At a roundtable discussion in Brooklyn Friday, Rep. Nydia M Velazquez (D-NY) heard from Asian American community representatives on their local and national policy priorities. 

May 12, 2017 Newsletter

Volume 3 Issue 1


Standing for Government Transparency, Immigrant Communities and Housing Resources




In The News

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.