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July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC –If Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has her way, schools may become fertile ground for learning about the environment and sustainability. The New York Representative has authored a bill allocating federal resources for the adoption of green roofs at public elementary and secondary schools, known as the Public School Green Rooftop Program.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced the allocation of additional grant funding for early childhood education in New York’s seventh district. The grant was awarded to the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Head Start program from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Legislation Includes Historic Investment in Public Housing

 

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July 1, 2020 Press Release

Following Primary Problems, Seeks Greater Transparency

 

June 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has authored legislation, the “Law Enforcement Oversight and Reform Act,” which would implement tough new standards for law enforcement officers. In addition to banning chokeholds, the measure would institute new penalties when police officers act recklessly and use disproportionate force.

 

June 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote a letter to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson urging him to continue funding the New York City Community Land Trust Initiative (CLT).

June 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced H.R.

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June 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has written Governor Cuomo urging him to officially designate damage from recent looting of small businesses a disaster. Doing so would allow impacted New York City small businesses to apply for federal disaster loans through the Small Business Administration.  

 

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June 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has written to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to restore full funding to the Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program (BACPP). The BACPP, launched in 2019, aims to assist forty East New York homeowners in the conversion of their basements into rental units.

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June 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-07) today led 15 of her Congressional colleagues in filing an amicus brief in support of New York-based Amazon workers suing the company over dangerous conditions that have resulted in them exposing their community and family members to COVID-19.

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