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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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November 19, 2018 Press Release

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.

November 19, 2018 Press Release

Say Future Aid Shouldn’t be Used for Debt Repayment

November 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today released the following statement:

November 13, 2018 Press Release

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.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

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. 

October 3, 2018 Press Release

Leads 81 Members of Congress in Introducing Legislation to Expand VA Resources

September 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –As the “Me Too” era draws badly needed attention to the longstanding problem of sexual misconduct, Rep. Nydia M.

September 25, 2018 Press Release

“COUNT Act” Will Set Federal Standards for Death Counts

Passage Follows Controversy Surrounding Maria Mortality Rate in Puerto Rico

September 24, 2018 Press Release

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.

September 20, 2018 Press Release

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.