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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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September 24, 2009 Press Release

New York City – Representatives Nydia Velázquez (D – Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens) and Anthony D. Weiner (D – Brooklyn and Queens) today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would nominate Newtown Creek, home to the largest coastal oil spill in American history, to its National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

September 9, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following comments tonight after the President’s address to a Joint Session of Congress regarding health care:

August 21, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – A Brooklyn financial institution has been selected to receive a $700,000 award from the U.S.

July 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $1.5 million in funding for a Red Hook small business to develop a safer and more effective way to drop cargo needed for military operations.  The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Department Appropriations Act.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

July 29, 2009 Press Release

“When Olga Mendez was elected to the New York Senate in 1978, she paved the way both for Puerto Ricans and women who sought elected office.  She was a fearless leader in New York City, a dedicated public servant, a fighter for the working class and a force to be reckoned with.  Today, I mourn her loss.

July 28, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives approved $850,000 to benefit three programs in New York’s 12th Congressional District.  The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

July 27, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), along with her Puerto Rican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, has sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisting that residents of Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories be fully included in any version of health care reform legislation that comes out of Congress.

July 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives has approved $800,000 in federal resources to revitalize Brooklyn’s Moore Street Market and refurbish historic features in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.  The projects were included in the FY2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

July 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today heard testimony from federal, state and city housing officials, and advocates during a Congressional field hearing she hosted at New York City Hall.  The meeting of the U.S.

July 17, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $300,000 in federal resources for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study currently underway at the Gowanus Canal and Bay.  The funding will be used to continue the environmental evaluation and indentify the best approach for restoring the canal ecosystem.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

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