Washington, DC –New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy will soon receive badly needed resources from the federal government as last night the House of Representatives approved $9.7 billion in relief funding. Included with these resources were two policy initiatives advocated by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY).
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement regarding the President’s new initiative to reduce gun violence. Velázquez also spoke today at a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the topic.
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) delivered the following remarks today on the House floor, calling for an extension of unemployment insurance benefits:
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding Raphael Ward, a 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot in the Lower East Side on Friday.
Washington, DC – With the 113th Congress officially convening today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced a package of six bills. The legislation touches a range of issue areas important to New Yorkers, including health care, retirement security and capital formation for small businesses.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today, calling on the House of Representatives to take up legislation providing relief for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy:
“It is unconscionable that Congress would leave town without addressing the unprecedented damages from Hurricane Sandy.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today:
“In the wake of this unthinkable tragedy, it is time for a new national conversation about the role of guns in American life. The President was correct in his assessment that we can no longer tolerate these tragedies and in calling for swift action on this issue.”
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the current conflict in the Middle East:
“Hamas’ ongoing rocket attacks on Israel are unacceptable. I stand with the state of Israel and support its right to self-defense.”
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