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June 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has released the following opening statement as prepared for delivery at today's House Natural Resources Committee legislative hearing on issues related to the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico.
 

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June 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D (D-NY) introduced the Healthy Future Students and Earth Pilot Program Act. This bill would create a voluntary grant program for school districts to help schools provide healthier, climate friendly, and culturally appropriate plant-based entrée options to students.
 

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and 27 additional bicameral Members of Congress have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge to urge the reestablishment of Federal Financing Bank (FFB) funding for HUD-insured multifamily risk sharing mortgages.

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May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) reintroduced the Anti-Hunger Pandemic Recovery Act.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) reintroduced a The National Coastal Resilience Data and Services Act (bill text can be found here).

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation to eliminate a controversial program that channels military-grade weapons and equipment to local and state police forces around the nation.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – The House Committee on Financial Services has passed legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) that would help to address the growing income discrepancy between CEOs and other senior staff and median-pay employees.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's Joint Address to Congress:

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has invited local New York City restaurant chef and owner Amanda Cohen to be her virtual guest to tonight's presidential address. Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine dining vegetarian restaurant in Velázquez's district.

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