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Nydia Velázquez's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Full Name: Nydia M. Velázquez
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Running, Working Families for U.S. House - District 7
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Paul Bader
Birth Date: 03/22/1953
Birth Place: Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Home City: Brooklyn, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US - Death of Eric Garner
May 22, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015
May 9, 2014 Reps. Kuster, Wagner Lead All 79 House Women Representatives In Requesting Additional Sanctions On Boko Haram to the Administration
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
July 16, 2013 Rangel and Members of NYC Congressional Delegation Seek Thorough DOJ Investigation & Potential Prosecution of George Zimmerman for Civil Rights Violations
June 12, 2013 Velázquez on Defense Authorization Act
June 12, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1256, Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act
June 6, 2012 Velazquez Statement on Jacob Ostreicher
May 30, 2012 Letter to General Barsatti
Nov. 6, 2011 Velázquez Introduces "Civic Corps Jobs Act of 2011"
Jan. 28, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Eric Holder, US Attorney General
Oct. 20, 2009 Velázquez Speaks Out Against Bushwick Hate Crime
June 4, 2009 Reps. Velázquez, Israel & Serrano Introduce National Hate Crimes Hotline Legislation
Jan. 15, 2009 Reps. Israel, Serrano, and Velazquez Announce National Hate Crimes Hotline Proposal
July 18, 2008 Rep. Velázquez Seeks Answers for Parents Concerned About Impact of New Federal Probabtion Office Location in Brooklyn Heights
April 24, 2008 Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2008
Oct. 30, 2007 Letter to New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Re: Shooting Death of Jayson Tirado by an Off-Duty Police Officer
July 13, 2007 House Passes Velázquez Measure to Increase Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
July 12, 2007 Section 8 Voucher Reform Act Of 2007
June 28, 2007 Letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver
Dec. 7, 2006 H.R. 1176, The "Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2006"
Feb. 14, 2006 Serrano, Gutierrez, Velazquez Ask for Independent Investigation of FBI Actions
Feb. 3, 2006 Rep. Tierney Spearheads Effort For C.O.P.S. Funding in FY 2007 Budget
May 11, 2005 Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005
Oct. 29, 2004 Velazquez Urges Queens District Attorney to Investigate Murder
Oct. 22, 2004 Park Row Press Conference in Chinatown
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