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May 12, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – Last night, Congresswoman Nydia M.

May 7, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act (H.R.

May 1, 2009 Press Release

“Justice Souter is a dedicated public servant who brought independent thinking to the court. His sensible approach to legal issues should serve as a model for future nominees and justices. With his retirement President Obama has an historic opportunity to shatter the glass ceiling and appoint the first Hispanic to the Supreme Court.

May 1, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK - Last night, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) joined students, parents and administrators at the Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn to present the school with $100,000 in federal support for their arts education programs. Speaking at the school’s Spring Arts Celebration, she praised the participants for building valuable job skills through their dedication to the arts.

May 1, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Social Security recipients in New York City will soon receive $250 economic recovery payments provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced today.  Checks will begin to go out tomorrow, May 7, with the goal of all payments being sent by the end of May.

April 29, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK –The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today approved the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act (H.R.

April 16, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Nydia M.

April 8, 2009 Press Release

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today nominated the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn as a federal Superfund site, an important step that could bring vital new funding to the clean-up of this long polluted waterway.  Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) said that Superfund designation could help to revitalize and improve the canal for residents of Brooklyn.

April 7, 2009 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today extended her heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by the earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila, Italy in the early hours of Monday, April 6.  The death toll resulting from this magnitude 6.3 quake has risen to over 200, with another 1,500 injured. 

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