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March 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Seeking to restore our nation’s immigration system following the rollbacks it suffered under the previous Administration and provide a clear path to citizenship for millions, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Congresswoman Yvette D.

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.

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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.

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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
 

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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.

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