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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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July 17, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Three community organizations that serve New York City veterans are receiving federal funding, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced today.  Nearly $2.5 million in federal grants will flow from the Department of Veterans Affairs to organizations that assist veterans and their families with housing options. 

July 11, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding legislation she opposed in the House that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act:

June 28, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act:

June 25, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law:

June 15, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding a change in Administration policy ensuring deportations cease for young, undocumented immigrants:

June 6, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) participated in a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on the case of Jacob Ostreicher.  While Velázquez does not serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee, she was invited to participate as she has followed Ostreicher’s case closely.  Below is Velázquez’s opening statement from today:

May 16, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in opposition to Republican legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act:

May 10, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented on the President’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage: 

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