Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding the President’s comments alluding to debt forgiveness for Puerto Rico:
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke on the floor today in strong opposition to H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a clear partisan effort to intimidate health care providers and endanger the lives of countless women:
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement commemorating the life and death of Private Danny Chen:
“Private Danny Chen’s death was a tragic loss. This young New Yorker, who died after being subjected to unrelenting, racially motivated hazing and abuse by his superiors, wanted only to serve his nation honorably.
Congresswoman Velázquez and Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico calling for a complete write-off of the Island's debt. Read the letter, here.
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s decision to waive the Jones Act for ten days for Puerto Rico:
145 Lawmakers Call on President Trump to Deploy Life-Saving Military Resources
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding the failure of Graham-Cassidy, the latest Senate Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the federal government will waive regulations requiring local matching funds from Puerto Rico for FEMA disaster relief:
Request Jones Act Suspension, Exemption from FEMA Matching Funds