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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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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: 

May 9, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced new legislation designed to curtail hazing in the military and protect servicemen and women from abuses. The legislation comes following the death of Private Danny Chen, an Army soldier from Velázquez's district who suffered mistreatment by members of his unit, while serving in Afghanistan.

April 27, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following statement in opposition to H.R. 4628, Republican legislation that would prevent a rise in student loans by drastically cutting health services for women and children:

April 26, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news that Bushwick Community High School and Grover Cleveland High School have been removed from the federal turnaround list:

March 29, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ budget proposal:

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