Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on the situation in Puerto Rico:
“I have thought long and hard on the crisis of governance in Puerto Rico, both as a Puerto Rican woman and as a U.S. Member of Congress. I have a profound respect both for the institutions of democracy and for the sovereignty of the Island’s people.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has authored legislation to ban Paraquat, a toxic herbicide currently used in the United States.
The New York City Emergency Management and the Health Department have advised New Yorkers to prepare for extreme heat. According to the National Weather Service, the heat streak will continue through the weekend and reach temperatures above 100 degrees.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that Hector Figueroa had passed:
The Trump Administration has threatened to conduct deportation raids of immigrants on Sunday, July 14th. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) wants to make sure New York's immigrant communities are aware of their rights.
Washington, DC – As the Trump Administration continues threatening immigration raids and mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) is working to prohibit immigration officers from wearing any clothing bearing the word “police”. Her bill, H.R.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced that an education center within New York’s 7th Congressional District has received federal grants to continue its Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led five of her colleagues in writing to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspector General, asking that that watchdog investigate why previously approved nutritional assistance funding has not reached Puerto Rico.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has written to the Secretary of Agriculture, expressing concerns that taxpayer-funded climate research is being suppressed. The letter is online here and the full text is below.
June 27, 2019
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.
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.