Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), and Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) sent a letter to the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office requesting the office collect and report on the demographic information of patent applicants.
Washington, DC- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 6631, the Ban Nerve Agents in Our Food Act of 2018, a bill to end the use of organophosphate pesticides in the United States. Organophosphates have been linked to neurological damage, respiratory illnesses such as asthma and other chronic and debilitating diseases.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the Governor of Puerto Rico’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage for public construction workers to $15 per hour:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), has sent a letter to the Interim Chair of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) demanding answers after recent news reports shed light on the agency’s failure to adhere to federal regulations.
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M.
Measures Included in Larger Defense Package
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)’s bill, H.R.
Praises Stay of Deportation of Ecuadorian Immigrant Detained Delivering Pizza
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding news that a federal judge ordered the release of the man who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton Army Base in New York:
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. José E.