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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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June 15, 2018 Press Release

 Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, today wrote to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting an extension for the application period for those seeking federal loans to recover from Hurricane Maria.  

June 14, 2018 Press Release

“9/11 Style” Panel Would Examine Death Toll, Federal Response

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June 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today after meeting with New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza regarding the Mayor’s proposal to alter the admissions process for New York’s specialized schools. Velázquez arranged the meeting, which took place in Lower Manhattan on Monday.
 
June 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s announcement today that the Trump Administration is largely rescinding asylum protections for those fleeing gang violence and domestic abuse:

June 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding today’s consent decree signed between the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and the Mayor:

June 11, 2018 Press Release

Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Study How Fatalities are Determined after Natural Disaster 

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June 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and 12 other Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), sent a letter to U.S.

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June 1, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month 2018:

May 30, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has written to the head of the Federal Trade Commission calling on the agency to address a pervasive and ongoing identity scam that is targeting residents of New York City’s Chinatowns in Brooklyn and New York. 
 
May 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on a new analysis by Harvard University that suggests the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico could exceed 4,000 people:

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