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September 9, 2020 Press Release

Judiciary Committee Approves Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act


August 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Led by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), three New York City lawmakers are calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to postpone the City’s 2020 Tax Lien Sale, currently slated for September 4, 2020.  New York City’s Department of Finance annually sells liens of residential properties that have unpaid debts on property taxes, water bills, and other costs.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Velázquez Announces Small Business Loan Data for Chinatown

Area Businesses Secured Nearly $125 Million in COVID-19 Aid


August 26, 2020 Press Release

Lawmakers Seek $915 Billion for Localities, $135 Billion for Colleges


Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has led New York City House Members in writing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling for emergency funding for institutions of higher learning in the next phase Coronavirus relief legislation.

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – As food insecurity increases, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced new legislation that would allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits for prepared food at area restaurants, helping tamp down hunger and providing more options for those in need.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Throughout the on-going pandemic, families and small businesses alike have struggled to stay afloat. Today, Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced new legislation to connect community nonprofit organizations to help address the needs of families and small businesses.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding Industry City:


August 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), requesting an investigation into the continued use of racist, xenophobic, and homophobic remarks on a regularly aired Puerto Rican television show.

August 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – The House has approved two amendments authored by Representative Velázquez aimed at preventing interference in scientific research conducted by federal agencies.


July 30, 2020 Press Release

Measure Would Extend Disclosure, Transparency Requirements to Many Commercial Loans