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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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April 29, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK –The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today approved the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act (H.R.

April 16, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Nydia M.

April 8, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today nominated the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn as a federal Superfund site, an important step that could bring vital new funding to the clean-up of this long polluted waterway.  Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) said that Superfund designation could help to revitalize and improve the canal for residents of Brooklyn.

April 7, 2009 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today extended her heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by the earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila, Italy in the early hours of Monday, April 6.  The death toll resulting from this magnitude 6.3 quake has risen to over 200, with another 1,500 injured. 

April 1, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) has called on the U.S. Department of Justice to restore trust and confidence in the federal legal system through the appointment of new U.S. Attorneys.  In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, the Congresswoman was joined by Rep. Luis V.

March 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has called on the U.S. Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect renters who, by no fault of their own, are at risk of being evicted.

March 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has signed the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill into law, providing vital resources for projects in New York’s 12th Congressional District.  The funding bill includes $3.5 million in new resources that will strengthen successful local programs and create new jobs in the community, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today announced.    

March 6, 2009 Press Release

Velázquez says thousands of New York homes will be saved

March 5, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) joined colleagues in the U.S.

March 4, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –On Tuesday evening, Congresswoman Nydia M.

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