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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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July 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 18, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) will host a panel of experts and other Members of Congress for a roundtable discussion on unlocking the keys to stimulating economic growth in Puerto Rico. 

Link to livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydiavelazquez/live 

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has written the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, calling for the agency to grant protections under the Freshwater Wetlands Act to the Ridgewood Reservoir.  

July 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the recent collapse of a ‘Biao Hui’ or underground lending club in Chinatown. Losses totaled more than $20 million for an estimated 780 investors, marking it one of the largest such losses in recent memory.

July 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that, during a radio interview, Thomas Rivera Schatz, Puerto Rican Senate President, used the masculine pronoun in reference to Ana Matosantos, the only female member of Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board:

July 5, 2017 Press Release

Please be sure to check out this important information for New Yorkers who use the M Subway Line. As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) begins to make repairs, additional service routes will be provided. For more click here.  

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June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board voted unanimously to enter into Title III for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA):

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding consideration in the House of Representatives of two anti-immigrant bills promoted by Republicans:

June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding media reports that the Senate Republican Leadership has delayed a vote on their healthcare legislation:

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that the Supreme Court is lifting portions of Trump’s Muslim Ban: 

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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.