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February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement in recognition of the beginning of Purim:

February 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the nation’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new stage with the rollout of vaccines, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced new legislation to combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation around the vaccine, especially in communities of color.

February 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced the “Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act of 2021.” Known as PRRADA, the bill would extend current U.S. law to require disclosures of conflicts of interest in all PROMESA bankruptcy proceedings in Puerto Rico, and thereby improve transparency and restore confidence in the island’s future.

February 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led thirteen of her New York House and Senate colleagues in a letter to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) demanding information on the recent death of detainee Edwin Segarra from COVID-19.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Concerned with the detrimental health impact of coal ash waste piles and other byproducts of the coal industry, Rep. Nydia M.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

Lawmakers Say Executive Branch Ought to Use its Authority to Grant TPS Protections to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman is Joined by Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Grijalva, Soto, and R. Torres

February 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement recognizing the start of the New Lunar Year:

January 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the economy, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation that would exempt Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits from counting as taxable income.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Andres Rodriguez II:

“I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Andres Rodriguez II (Andy). He was a dear friend, entrepreneur, veteran, community leader, and loving dad.


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.

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.