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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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January 3, 2013 Press Release

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.   

January 2, 2013 Press Release

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.  

December 17, 2012 Press Release

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.”

November 20, 2012 Press Release

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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November 14, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) delivered the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives:

November 1, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) sent the following letter to President Obama today calling for quick and comprehensive assistance to all residents and businesses impacted by Sandy:

November 1, 2012

October 30, 2012 Press Release


Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:

October 26, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Sandy:

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