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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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November 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced that a local Sunset Park health center within New York’s 7th Congressional District has received nearly $6.5 million in federal resources to boost their public health program.  

November 25, 2019 Press Release

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November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced legislation that would provide free transit benefits to some of New York’s most vulnerable demographics, including seniors, people with disabilities and those whose income is 300% or less of the poverty line.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) that would help companies operating in Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories to export their products abroad.  Velázquez’s legislation, the Office of Territorial Exporting Act, passed as part of H.R.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –The House Financial Services Committee has approved legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) that would end a predatory commercial lending practice. The bill, H.R.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

Small Business Lending Fairness Act Would End “Confessions of Judgment” in Commercial Lending

Unfair Loan Terms Have Been Linked to Taxi Medallion Crisis

November 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding legislation being considered in Puerto Rico that would alter the Island’s Civil Code and modify its electoral processes:

“These are bad pieces of legislation and the legislature should reject them. If they pass, the Governor should veto them. 

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October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –The House Financial Services Committee has approved legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) that would help companies operating in Puerto Rico and the other U.S.

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October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted today to approve rules for open hearings as the next phase of the House impeachment inquiry:

October 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led more than two dozen Members of Congress in writing to the Administrator and a Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling on the Agency to withdraw an alarming proposal to roll back federal safeguards for coal ash waste piles and construction fillers.

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In The News

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.

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