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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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July 16, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) delivered the following testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

June 29, 2009 Press Release

The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money.

June 26, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives has approved $300,000 in federal resources for the development of a “Sponge Park” esplanade along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  The project, spearheaded by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, incorporates greenery to absorb and manage excess surface runoff and help improve the water quality of the Canal. Congresswoman Nydia M.

June 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding her opposition to H.R.

June 18, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved $700,000 to benefit youth development efforts in New York’s 12th Congressional District.  The funding included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations bill was designated under the Department of Justice’s Juvenile Justice Program.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

June 17, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK - The Cypress Hills Local Development Center (LDC) will soon introduce a new education and job training program for Brooklyn youth, having received a $809,190 YouthBuild grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

June 15, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK - On Saturday, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) presented leaders of the Highland Park Community Development Corporation (CDC) with $200,000 in federal resources to support their successful youth programs.  The funding from the U.S.

June 10, 2009 Press Release

From a brilliant legal scholar on the brink of serving in the highest court of the nation, to a celebrated arts curator who led the renovation efforts of the renowned Greek and Roman wings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to an advertising producer-turned-restaurateur with $100 million in sales -- this year's Top Ten New York Puerto Rican influentials are not only breaking down barr

May 18, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – On Saturday, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) presented the Graham Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) with $94,000 in federal resources from the U.S.