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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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January 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the Republican Continuing Resolution considered this evening on the House floor: 
                                        

January 18, 2018 Press Release

Bill to Help Small Firms Recover Passes Committee

January 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement to honor the life of Adela Ferguson, the beloved owner of Casa Adela on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  
                                                                  

January 16, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released “2018: Restarting Puerto Rico,” an outline of principles designed to spur economic growth and recovery in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. 
 
In the document, Velázquez articulates five key principles to a long-term recovery plan for the Island: 
 
January 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in remembrance of Maria Thomson, a longtime community leader in Woodhaven, Queens. 
                                                                  

January 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained Ravi Ragbir: 
                                                  

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations in the Senate related to the disaster supplemental bill and funding for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid shortfall:

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after a federal judge temporarily halted President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
                                                                  

January 9, 2018 Press Release
Join Senate Small Business Committee Leaders to Promote Access to Capital
 
January 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding news that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador: 
                                                                  

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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.