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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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March 27, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY — Rep. Nydia Velázquez yesterday evening hosted an information fair titled “Saving Our Community One Home at a Time.” Housing and legal service counselors joined representatives from city, state and federal housing and mortgage agencies to offer workshops and one-on-one consultations on topics such as home loan refinancing.

March 14, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) was honored yesterday evening by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) with their 2008 Chairman’s Award. The award recognizes her work in support of Latino small business owners.

February 15, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) yesterday evening presented a check for $195,000 to the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) for the expansion of its counseling, English language education, vocational training and work placement programs.

February 12, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 Bush Administration’s announcement of an initiative aimed at addressing the rising number of home foreclosures.

February 7, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today expressed her disappointment that the Bush Administration has released yet another budget that would do more harm than good for working families and urban communities.  The budget, proposed earlier this week by President George W.

February 7, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement in recognition of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat, which begins today and is followed by 15 days of celebrations and festivals.

February 6, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – February 6, 2008 – Today Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-16) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-12) called on Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) to apologize to the Puerto Rican people after the Florida Republican put out a statement saying that as “foreigners,” Puerto Ricans did not deserve tax rebates offered through the economic stimulus package.

February 4, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As local working families begin to prepare their tax returns, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today announced that free tax filing assistance is available for residents in New York’s 12th Congressional District who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

January 28, 2008 Press Release

Many New Yorkers watched the President deliver his final State of the Union address this evening.  These hard-working Americans were looking to their chief executive for new ideas on how to bolster the sagging economy, address high housing and energy costs, and end the War in Iraq.  The President delivered none of that.  

January 25, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Following reports in the media that a five-year-old child was detained using handcuffs by a New York Police Department (NYPD) school safety agent, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today called on NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to investigate the incident.    

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