Washington, D.C. –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has authored legislation, the Blast Exposure Protection Act, to extend health care benefits to veterans who suffered blast injuries and hearing impairment while in the line of duty, helping close a gap in our medical care system for those who served in conflicts abroad.
Mother of Recently Deceased Vieques Girl to Attend Speech
Washington, DC – Led by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), thirteen Members of Congress have written the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, calling for it to amend the fiscal plan for the Island’s Power Authority.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding news reports that the Trump Administration would lift a hold on long delayed disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico from the Department of Housing and Urban Development:
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Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following remarks in advance of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the War Powers Act Resolution:
Washington, DC -- With earthquakes causing significant physical damage to Puerto Rico and widespread power outages, Members of Congress today wrote the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson, urging the agency to release previously approved funds that Congress provided in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the earthquakes that struck Puerto Rico this morning:
“All the people of Puerto Rico, our fellow American citizens, should know that Americans everywhere are praying for them.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor during debate in support of two articles of impeachment against the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Her remarks as prepared for delivery are below and video of her speech is online here.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on two pieces of appropriations legislation that were voted on in the House of Representatives:
“The domestic spending bill that the House approved today contained a number of Democratic priorities important to the working people of New York and to our nation overall.