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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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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:

March 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) that would rename a Chinatown post office in memory of a local trailblazer, Mabel Lee. Velázquez’s bill, H.R. 4463 would designate a Post Office at 6 Doyers Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown, as the “Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office.”

March 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— As the Trump Administration puts environmental funding on the chopping block, today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) led 73 bipartisan Members of Congress in urging the federal government to provide the necessary funding to continue the cleanup of federally designated Superfund sites.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Nydia M.

March 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on the passing of New York City architect Ricky Leung:

March 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY):

March 13, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) commented on the East River helicopter crash: 

March 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after the tragic death of a pedestrian who was fatally hit by a vehicle in front of 1150 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


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.