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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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February 4, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As local working families begin to prepare their tax returns, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today announced that free tax filing assistance is available for residents in New York’s 12th Congressional District who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

January 28, 2008 Press Release

Many New Yorkers watched the President deliver his final State of the Union address this evening.  These hard-working Americans were looking to their chief executive for new ideas on how to bolster the sagging economy, address high housing and energy costs, and end the War in Iraq.  The President delivered none of that.  

January 25, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Following reports in the media that a five-year-old child was detained using handcuffs by a New York Police Department (NYPD) school safety agent, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today called on NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to investigate the incident.    

January 24, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today brought together a panel of housing and finance experts to discuss viable short- and long-term solutions to the mortgage foreclosure crisis threatening New York City homeowners.  She will use discussions from the forum to formulate recommendations for Congressional action through the economic stimulus package. 

December 19, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez announced that she secured $3.2 million in federal funding for educational, economic development and environmental projects to benefit the community.  The funding was secured in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bills.

November 14, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) made the following statement after Governor Eliot Spitzer announced he would no longer pursue his driver’s license plan.

November 5, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressmembers Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) sent a letter to President Bush urging rapid aid to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which were hit hard by Tropical Storm Noel. The letter reads as follows.

November 2, 2007

October 31, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) sent the following letter to New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, requesting a grand jury investigation into the death of Jayson Tirado at the hands of an off-duty police officer. The letter reads as follows:

October 30, 2007

October 23, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) expressed her strong objections to H.R. 900, the “Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2007,” which was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee.  Puerto Rico needed today a bill that reflected cooperation and compromise between stakeholders, but today’s bill failed to meet that simple goal.