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May 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DCRep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) have written the Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for greater emergency funding for higher education institutions in Congress’ next COVID-19 package.

May 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DCRep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation that would make the $600 weekly benefit provided in the “CARES Act” tax free.

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May 4, 2020 Press Release

 

Congress has taken a number of steps to help small businesses weather the economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: 

 

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Velázquez-Led Letter Seeks Nutritional Help, Medicaid Fix, Greater Tax Credits for Island

 

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April 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement regarding Small Business Administration lending programs and Puerto Rico:

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (DNY) spoke on the House floor on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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April 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding reports that the Puerto Rico government was denying journalists access to government coronavirus briefings: “A free, independent press is the hallmark of any democracy and actions by the Puerto Rican government to prevent journalists from covering its response to COVID-19 are shameful.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Members of the New York City Congressional delegation today wrote Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza, calling for swift remediation of problems in small business aid programs recently enacted as part of the “CARES Act.” 

April 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Members of Congress wrote the Puerto Rico Department of Education today, urging the agency to ramp up distribution of school meals to low-income students. While the Island and its school system have been on lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a month, meals have not been distributed to students.

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