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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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October 29, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –The development of a “Sponge Park” along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal took another step forward this afternoon when the FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations conference report was approved in the U.S.

October 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – During today’s early morning commute, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) joined NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Diana Reyna in an effort to alert the Bushwick community to an alleged hate crime committed on September 23, 2009.

October 16, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement today urging the Environmental Protection Agency to complete its review and designate the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek as federal Superfund sites:

October 5, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $134,000 in federal resources for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study currently underway at the Gowanus Canal and Bay.  The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations conference report.  Congresswoman Nydia M.

October 2, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M.

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.