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April 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have unveiled legislation that would help Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa gain more equitable access to federal programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, and popular tax credits.
 

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April 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In light of the spike in racist and biased crimes against Asian-Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced two bills to combat hate crimes across the country.

April 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced the allocation of federal grant funding towards a series of healthcare organizations within New York’s seventh district providing comprehensive care to working families. This funding comes as a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan.
 

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April 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced the allocation of federal grant funding towards a series of organizations within New York’s seventh district, including several head start programs at centers for early childhood education.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) builds upon her efforts to bring green infrastructure to the forefront with the introduction of H.R. 1993, the Energy Efficient Public Buildings Act.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Looking to address housing loan discrimination against racial minorities, women, and certain rural residents, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has reintroduced a bill that would increase transparency and accountability in the lending process.

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March 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Looking to ensure entrepreneurs within the cannabis sector can readily access the insurance they need for their businesses to thrive in states where it is legalized,  Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) have reintroduced the bipartisan bill H.R.

March 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), concerned with the continued proliferation of gun violence nationwide, has reintroduced a bill that would address the “iron pipeline” of guns smuggled across state lines to locations with more lenient gun laws.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, U.S. Representatives Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and U.S.

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March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – As spring draws near, more public schools could soon become hands-on, green workshops on the environment and sustainability through Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez’s (D-NY) bill. The legislation, titled the Public School Green Rooftop Program would allocate federal resources towards implementing green roofs at public elementary and secondary schools.

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