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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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August 13, 2018 Press Release

Say ICE Detention of Man Acting to Save Family Dog is Unnecessarily Cruel

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has sent a letter urging a federal judge to stay the deportation of Edisson Barros, a Queens man detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after attempting to save his family’s dog. 

August 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced that multiple local early education centers within New York’s 7th Congressional district have received federal grants to bolster their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Both programs are federally funded and provide early childhood education and support services to low-incomes families.

August 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after a federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bar the use of Chlorpyrifos: 

August 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news reports that the Puerto Rican government has acknowledged a hurricane death toll of 1,427:

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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.

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