“Safeguarding the health of families near the Meeker Avenue plume, and in the larger Newtown Creek area, must be a top priority. I will continue to fight for the resources needed to clean-up these hazardous conditions,” CongresswomanVelázquez said.
“Every person deserves the right to high-quality, affordable health care, and this bill will help thousands of New York’s children receive just that,” said Congresswoman Velázquez. “Healthy children are more likely to do well in school and have fewer medical problems as they get older, giving them a greater chance to succeed and more opportunities for a better future.”
“Throughout the years, José was a community activist and a fighter for minorities and poor people. He could talk to people from all backgrounds, and was always well-liked and respected in the community. José represents the pride of Puerto Rico.
"Recently, New York has suffered with the news of two deadly hate crimes. These violent acts remind us that the fight against hate and discrimination continues in our communities," said Rep. Steve Israel. "All too often, victims of hate crimes don't report the acts perpetrated against them. Without accurate reporting, law enforcement is limited in its response.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement today following the confirmation hearing for Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-Calif.) as Secretary of Labor:
The following is the text of the Congresswoman’s letter sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson:
This site, centrally located in these three communities, is one of the last large, open spaces in North Brooklyn. Reps. Velázquez and Towns have urged Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) to allow members of the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition to voice their concerns and participate in future discussions.
New York City – Small businesses in New York City saw a nearly 40 percent drop in the number of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans they received in 2008 as compared to a year ago, according to data released today by Representative Anthony Weiner (D – Brooklyn and Queens), a member of the House Commerce Committee, and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D –Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens)
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) was elected by her peers in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to lead the group for the 111th Congress. As Chair of the CHC, the Congresswoman is committed to working in a bipartisan manner to increase opportunities for the nation’s 47 million Hispanics.