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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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December 13, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers Seek Audit of Maria-Linked Fatalities
December 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the beginning of Hanukkah:

            “This evening, neighbors, families and loved ones will gather in New York and throughout all corners of the world as Hanukkah begins. During this festival of lights, I wish nothing but smiles, joy and peace.”



December 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke at a press conference alongside Puerto Rican teachers and health care professionals to call on Congress to pass additional federal recovery assistance for the Island. She was also joined by representatives from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and SEIU 32BJ.

December 6, 2017 Press Release

17 CHC Members Argue Republican Tax Bill Will Further Devastate Puerto Rico’s Economy

December 4, 2017 Press Release

42 Members of Congress Say Altering Oversight Law Would Create Confusion, Slow Hurricane Recovery

December 1, 2017 Press Release

57 Members of Congress Write Republican Leadership to Secure Medicaid Funds

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) applauded the New York City Council for passing “Certification of No Harassment” (CONH) legislation, which will require building owners with plans to demolish or make significant alterations to their building to prove they have not engaged in harassment of current tenants before their permits are approved.

November 29, 2017 Press Release

Introduces Legislation to Name Local Post Office after Mabel Lee

November 28, 2017 Press Release

Three Puerto Rican Members Have Served Together in the House for Decades

Washington, D.C – Today, Puerto Rican Representatives José E. Serrano and Nydia M. Velazquez released the following statement in response to Representative Gutierrez’s announcement that he will retire next years after 25 years in Congress.

November 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on news that FEMA awarded and later rescinded a $30 million contract for delivery of tarps in Puerto Rico to a company with no meaningful federal contracting experience: