Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced the “Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act of 2021.” Known as PRRADA, the bill would extend current U.S. law to require disclosures of conflicts of interest in all PROMESA bankruptcy proceedings in Puerto Rico, and thereby improve transparency and restore confidence in the island’s future.
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led thirteen of her New York House and Senate colleagues in a letter to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) demanding information on the recent death of detainee Edwin Segarra from COVID-19.
Washington, DC – Concerned with the detrimental health impact of coal ash waste piles and other byproducts of the coal industry, Rep. Nydia M.
Lawmakers Say Executive Branch Ought to Use its Authority to Grant TPS Protections to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
Congresswoman is Joined by Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Grijalva, Soto, and R. Torres
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement recognizing the start of the New Lunar Year:
Washington, DC – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the economy, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced legislation that would exempt Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits from counting as taxable income.
Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Andres Rodriguez II:
“I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of Andres Rodriguez II (Andy). He was a dear friend, entrepreneur, veteran, community leader, and loving dad.
Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Lower East Side community leader Michael Steel:
Washington, DC – After a significant portion of Chinatown’s business district was arbitrarily excluded from critical assistance due to their zip code, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has addressed a letter to Commissioner Jonnel Doris of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) asking the Department to qualifying the area’s businesses for loans.