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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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July 1, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today announced support from the U.S. Department of Energy for the implementation of a green roof initiative in Brooklyn.  The Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) will use the resources to create a 12,500 sq. ft.

May 19, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – During a celebration of the arts held at Bushwick’s P.S. 257 elementary school, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today presented the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) with a check in the amount of $188,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal funding will be used to expand arts education in six public schools in the Bushwick and Red Hook communities.

May 2, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today presented El Puente with a check in the amount of $214,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federal funding will be used to support a wellness program providing Brooklyn youth and their families with information on disease prevention and management.

April 30, 2008 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – With the opening of a new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the New York City College of Technology, entrepreneurs in Brooklyn will gain increased access to the resources and technical expertise needed to help start a business or grow their existing firms. At the ribbon cutting yesterday Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y), Chair of the U.S.

April 18, 2008 Press Release

“Trading one troubled agency for another is short-sighted, and it could not come at a worse time for the American people,” said Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, who chairs the House Small Business Committee and is New York City’s senior Member on the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. “HUD’s crisis must be resolved without delay. But the fact remains the agency Mr.

March 31, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), New York City’s senior Member on the U.S. House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, today issued the following statement in response to the resignation of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson. 

March 27, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – With tax season in full swing, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today visited a community center in Sunset Park to encourage local workers to seek out free tax preparation services being offered for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients.

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