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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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January 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news reports that the Trump Administration would lift a hold on long delayed disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico from the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

January 14, 2020 Press Release

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January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following remarks in advance of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the War Powers Act Resolution:

January 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- With earthquakes causing significant physical damage to Puerto Rico and widespread power outages, Members of Congress today wrote the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson, urging the agency to release previously approved funds that Congress provided in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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January 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the earthquakes that struck Puerto Rico this morning:

“All the people of Puerto Rico, our fellow American citizens, should know that Americans everywhere are praying for them.

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December 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor during debate in support of two articles of impeachment against the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Her remarks as prepared for delivery are below and video of her speech is online here.  

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on two pieces of appropriations legislation that were voted on in the House of Representatives:

“The domestic spending bill that the House approved today contained a number of Democratic priorities important to the working people of New York and to our nation overall. 

December 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented on provisions in the appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2020 that are expected to provide matching funds for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program:

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December 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez commented on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board’s vote on proposed regulatory reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA):

December 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – More than one hundred members of the U.S. House of Representatives have written the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), opposing a rule change that would reverse previous nondiscrimination protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. Led by Reps. Nydia M.

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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.

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