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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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June 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –After the alarming detention of Pablo Villavicencio, a Brooklyn pizza delivery man, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and eleven other Members of Congress have sent two letters probing the circumstances of his arrest and asking for his release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Dimitrios "Jim" Komninos, Woodhaven community member and husband of Lisa Komninos, President of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today after the House voted to pass the GOP Farm Bill. 

June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the President’s separation of families policy:

June 20, 2018 Press Release

In era of Trump Cuts, Announces Bill to Expand Access to Music Education in Underserved Schools 

June 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced today that she has officially cosponsored legislation, H.R. 6135, the “Keep Families Together Act,” a measure to end family separation at the U.S. border.  The bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this month. Velázquez made the following remarks: 

June 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding Xiuqing You, a Queens father who was detained when he appeared for his green card interview:

June 15, 2018 Press Release

 Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, today wrote to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting an extension for the application period for those seeking federal loans to recover from Hurricane Maria.  

June 14, 2018 Press Release

“9/11 Style” Panel Would Examine Death Toll, Federal Response

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