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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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November 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Republicans released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, a massive tax break for the rich at the expense of hardworking, everyday Americans. In response, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement:
 

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates have been indicted by the Special Counsel:

October 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that the Governor of Puerto Rico has called for cancellation of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s contract with Whitefish and started the process of entering “mutual aid” agreements with the states of Florida and New York:

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October 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) statement disputing it approved the contract between Whitefish and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA):

October 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) highlighted a new report that details the hardship that will be imposed upon New York’s working families under the Republican tax plan. While 80 percent of the tax benefits in the GOP plan go to the wealthiest 1 percent alone, 2.1 million hard-working New York families would be forced to pay higher taxes. 

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that the Oversight Board has appointed a Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA):

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that the New York City Board of Elections is admitting it broke state and federal law when removing voters from voter rolls in Brooklyn last year: 

October 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) sent a letter demanding that both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico provide diligent oversight of federal contracts awarded to rebuild the Island after Hurricane Maria.

October 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the rap video “Happy Ending” by hip-hop performer “Hopsin”:
                

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Eddie Chiu, a tireless and beloved advocate for the residents of New York City’s Chinatown. 

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