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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


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December 11, 2008 Press Release

The following is the text of the Congresswoman’s letter sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson:

December 5, 2008 Press Release

This site, centrally located in these three communities, is one of the last large, open spaces in North Brooklyn.  Reps. Velázquez and Towns have urged Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) to allow members of the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition to voice their concerns and participate in future discussions.

November 24, 2008 Press Release

New York City – Small businesses in New York City saw a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans they received in 2008 as compared to a year ago, according to data released today by Representative Anthony Weiner (D – Brooklyn and Queens), a member of the House Commerce Committee, and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D –Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens)

November 19, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) was elected by her peers in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to lead the group for the 111th Congress.  As Chair of the CHC, the Congresswoman is committed to working in a bipartisan manner to increase opportunities for the nation’s 47 million Hispanics. 

October 14, 2008 Press Release

“Preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities to Latino families is a fight about priorities.  In Congress, I have worked to protect and bolster our scarce housing resources.  Only through a collaborated effort can we raise urban housing needs to the top of the national agenda,” she said.

October 10, 2008 Press Release

“Arbitron clearly doesn’t understand our community, and their faulty data now jeopardizes the diversity of our airwaves,” Congresswoman Velázquez said. “It is putting at risk free speech for each and every member of New York City’s minority population.”

October 3, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263-171, providing much needed relief to the U.S. economy. In particular, the legislation includes a number of crucial provisions designed to keep New Yorkers in their homes and assist small business owners.

October 3, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today urged the U.S. Department of Labor to work with New York officials to devise a plan for maintaining employment and retraining workers displaced during the financial crisis.