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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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March 22, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented on passage of “the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”:

March 22, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama last week signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, H.R. 2847.   Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-12), who chairs the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, hailed the new law for investing in small business and helping them fuel economic growth. The HIRE Act was approved in the U.S.

March 15, 2010 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-12) commented today on the federalization of 21 City and State owned public housing buildings, including the Bushwick and Rutgers facilities located in New York’s 12th Congressional District:

March 2, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to list the Gowanus Canal on its Superfund National Priorities List:

February 26, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, H.R. 4626; legislation that will lower health care costs by promoting competition among providers.  In 2009, the average monthly premium for family coverage was 13 percent higher than the year before.

January 27, 2010 Press Release

U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has sent the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to reconsider holding the trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorist defendants in Lower Manhattan’s federal courthouse.   

Below is the text of the letter:

  January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 Press Release

U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has sent the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to reconsider holding the trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorist defendants in Lower Manhattan’s federal courthouse.   

Below is the text of the letter:

  January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union speech this evening:

January 25, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC – The New York City Congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), have called on local and State leaders to address the City’s Section 8 funding shortage. Last December the program was overextended causing nearly 2,600 families to have their vouchers revoked.

December 11, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) secured $2.65 million in federal dollars to help rejuvenate the local economy and enhance the quality of life for New Yorkers.

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