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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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August 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led 31 Members of Congress in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking why the agency terminated Temporary Protected Status for Nepal and Honduras in despite of ongoing safety threats plaguing the nations.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), and Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) sent a letter to the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office requesting the office collect and report on the demographic information of patent applicants.

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 6631, the Ban Nerve Agents in Our Food Act of 2018, a bill to end the use of organophosphate pesticides in the United States. Organophosphates have been linked to neurological damage, respiratory illnesses such as asthma and other chronic and debilitating diseases.

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August 1, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the Governor of Puerto Rico’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage for public construction workers to $15 per hour:

July 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), has sent a letter to the Interim Chair of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) demanding answers after recent news reports shed light on the agency’s failure to adhere to federal regulations.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Measures Included in Larger Defense Package

July 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)’s bill, H.R.

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Praises Stay of Deportation of Ecuadorian Immigrant Detained Delivering Pizza

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding news that a federal judge ordered the release of the man who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton Army Base in New York:

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. José E.

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