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January 24, 2008 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today brought together a panel of housing and finance experts to discuss viable short- and long-term solutions to the mortgage foreclosure crisis threatening New York City homeowners.  She will use discussions from the forum to formulate recommendations for Congressional action through the economic stimulus package. 

December 19, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez announced that she secured $3.2 million in federal funding for educational, economic development and environmental projects to benefit the community.  The funding was secured in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bills.

November 14, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) made the following statement after Governor Eliot Spitzer announced he would no longer pursue his driver’s license plan.

November 5, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressmembers Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) sent a letter to President Bush urging rapid aid to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which were hit hard by Tropical Storm Noel. The letter reads as follows.

November 2, 2007

October 31, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) sent the following letter to New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, requesting a grand jury investigation into the death of Jayson Tirado at the hands of an off-duty police officer. The letter reads as follows:

October 30, 2007

October 23, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) expressed her strong objections to H.R. 900, the “Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2007,” which was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee.  Puerto Rico needed today a bill that reflected cooperation and compromise between stakeholders, but today’s bill failed to meet that simple goal.

August 16, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Yesterday, Governor Elliot Spitzer signed into law legislation to increase shelter allowance parity between Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and private landlords.

August 16, 2007 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez announced that she secured $2.6 million in federal funding for area medical centers, environmental projects, revitalization efforts, educational and youth programs.  The funding was secured in the FY 2008 appropriations bills, which passed through the House of Representatives in July. 

August 9, 2007 Press Release

August 9, 2007
                                                                                                                       
Steven C. Preston
Administrator
Small Business Administration
409 Third Street, S.W. Suite 7000

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