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October 14, 2008 Press Release

“Preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities to Latino families is a fight about priorities.  In Congress, I have worked to protect and bolster our scarce housing resources.  Only through a collaborated effort can we raise urban housing needs to the top of the national agenda,” she said.

October 10, 2008 Press Release

“Arbitron clearly doesn’t understand our community, and their faulty data now jeopardizes the diversity of our airwaves,” Congresswoman Velázquez said. “It is putting at risk free speech for each and every member of New York City’s minority population.”

October 3, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 by a vote of 263-171, providing much needed relief to the U.S. economy. In particular, the legislation includes a number of crucial provisions designed to keep New Yorkers in their homes and assist small business owners.

October 3, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today urged the U.S. Department of Labor to work with New York officials to devise a plan for maintaining employment and retraining workers displaced during the financial crisis.

September 18, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez introduced legislation to strengthen the food stamp program for unemployed workers, providing needed assistance to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in need.

August 15, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today joined leaders from the Grand Street Settlement at the 2nd Annual Lower East Side Youth Day. She announced federal support for an initiative aimed at providing at-risk teens with access to computers and technology. The U.S.

August 14, 2008 Press Release

New York, NY –Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today tested the waters of the East River and joined New York City youth as they learned about marine ecology, habitat and the history of the Brooklyn waterfront. The Congresswoman participated in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Cove Camp, an educational initiative targeting at-risk and underserved kids.

August 4, 2008 Press Release

New York, NY – As the Hamilton-Madison House rolls out its Community Improvement Project, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) applauds the group for bringing valuable social services to Lower Manhattan’s immigrant populations.

July 29, 2008 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Faced with the rising cost of food, energy and healthcare, many New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet.  Congresswoman Nydia M.