Leads 81 Members of Congress in Introducing Legislation to Expand VA Resources
Washington, DC –As the “Me Too” era draws badly needed attention to the longstanding problem of sexual misconduct, Rep. Nydia M.
“COUNT Act” Will Set Federal Standards for Death Counts
Passage Follows Controversy Surrounding Maria Mortality Rate in Puerto Rico
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today in response to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) federal rule proposal that would deny lawful permanent residence to immigrants who participate in public benefits and discourage even U.S. citizens from accessing basic services.
Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) held a press event in New York City. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery.
“Thank you all for coming. Let me especially thank Mayor De Blasio for joining us.
Washington, DC –According to Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), a federal program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure is not being fully utilized. In a letter to the Treasury Department, Velázquez is urging Secretary Mnuchin to tap into the “Hardest Hit Fund,” and to allow Puerto Rico to apply.
In Bicameral Letter, Lawmakers Demand Apology, Call on President to Acknowledge Official Death Toll and Improve Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico
Washington, DC – Approaching the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) is fighting to extend the deadline for affected homeowners and small businesses to secure a disaster loan under the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month:
Says President is Gaslighting Nation After Administration’s Botched Maria Response
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following in response to President Trump’s latest Tweets on Puerto Rico.