Washington, DC – While Congress recently moved to help employee-owned firms utilize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) lending programs, lawmakers are raising red flags that the way the rules are being drafted could create additional barriers. Rep. Nydia M.
Say Future Aid Shouldn’t be Used for Debt Repayment
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today released the following statement:
Bill Would Award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl
Washington, DC –This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass legislation authored by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) to award a Congressional gold medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl, whose heroic actions saved countless lives during the Holocaust.
Velázquez Calls for Liver Cancer Prevention, Treatment Resources
Washington, DC –As the nation observes Liver Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today unveiled legislation to increase federal assistance to study, prevent and treat liver cancer.
Leads 81 Members of Congress in Introducing Legislation to Expand VA Resources
Washington, DC –As the “Me Too” era draws badly needed attention to the longstanding problem of sexual misconduct, Rep. Nydia M.
“COUNT Act” Will Set Federal Standards for Death Counts
Passage Follows Controversy Surrounding Maria Mortality Rate in Puerto Rico
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today in response to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) federal rule proposal that would deny lawful permanent residence to immigrants who participate in public benefits and discourage even U.S. citizens from accessing basic services.
Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) held a press event in New York City. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery.
“Thank you all for coming. Let me especially thank Mayor De Blasio for joining us.