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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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April 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) commented today on the Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s vote to approve its financial plan for the Island:

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Nearly 100 Members of Congress Seek Answers from U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Immigration Program

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Bill Would Authorize Federal Funding for Public Transit Authorities

April 17, 2018 Press Release

Panel’s Jurisdiction Includes Puerto Rico

April 17, 2018 Press Release

On Tax Day, Unveils Proposal to Establish Tax Credit for Flood Insurance Purchase

April 13, 2018 Press Release

Says Landlord’s Tossing of Tenant Belongings Could Violate Law

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today wrote to Manhattan District Attorney Vance asking that he investigate a recent incident occurring at 85 Bowery in which workers had discarded tenants’ belongings into a dumpster.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ so-called “Balanced Budget Act”:

April 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.

March 23, 2018 Press Release
With Vote Next Week, Leads 34 Members of Congress in Condemning Privatization Proposal
March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on “omnibus” spending legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives:


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.