Representative Nydia M. Velázquez's Public Statements

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Full Name: Nydia M. Velázquez
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families for U.S. House - District 7
Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
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
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Issue Position: Pequeñas Empresas Issue Position: Housing Issue Position: Alternatives to War Issue Position: Small Business Issue Position: Alternativas a la Guerra Issue Position: Economía Issue Position: Economy 7/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action 6/26/14 Women Leaders In Congress Condemn Year of Inaction 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/12/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei 5/29/14 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/22/14 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015 5/09/14 Reps. Kuster, Wagner Lead All 79 House Women Representatives In Requesting Additional Sanctions On Boko Haram to the Administration 5/08/14 Velázquez on Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 5/07/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - Military to Entrepreneurship: Private Sector Initiatives to Help Veterans Pursue Business Opportunities 5/02/14 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Support for Vision Zero TIGER Application 4/30/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - SBA-Created Initiatives: Necessary or Redundant Spending? 4/25/14 Velázquez Announces Funding for BK Housing Advocacy Groups 4/25/14 Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Leads a New York Congressional Delegation Letter to HUD on Sandy Funding 4/22/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - Department of Housing and Urban Development Rebuilding Budget 4/10/14 Velázquez: Republican "Ryan Budget" Would Harm Nation's and New York's Small Businesses 4/09/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - The Biggest Tax Problems for Small Businesses 4/09/14 Statement of Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez on the Release of the Committeee's Report on the Impact of the Ryan Budget on Small Businesses 4/09/14 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 4/02/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - Bitcoin and Small Business 3/31/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota 3/21/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Calling for Extension of Wind Energy Credit 3/19/14 Letter to Sally Jewel, Secretary Department of the Interior - Maintain Critical Gray Wolf Protections 3/18/14 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 3/06/14 House Committee Clears Velázquez Small Business Bills 3/05/14 House Panel Approves Small Business Contracting Bills 3/04/14 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 2/11/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - Building on the Wireless Revolution: Opportunities and Barriers for Small Firms 2/05/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - FAA Regulation of the General Aviation Industry 1/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Fulfilling the Promise of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 1/29/14 Velázquez on State of the Union 1/29/14 Velázquez on SNAP Cuts 1/28/14 Small Business Ranking Member Velázquez on State of the Union 1/16/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation 1/15/14 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - The Power of Connection: Peer-to-Peer Businesses 1/14/14 Letter to Jeb Hensarling, Cammittee Chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee - Call for Series of Hearings Focused on Poverty 1/14/14 Unemployment Insurance Extension 12/20/13 Letter to FAA Eastern Regional Administrator Gallo - Gillibrand, Schumer, Nadler, Velazquez, Grimm Urge FAA to Develop Plan to Reduce Excessive Helicopter Noise for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Residents 12/17/13 Velázquez on LICH Redevelopment Plan 12/11/13 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - The Small Business Health Options Program: Is It Working for Small Businesses? 12/11/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance 12/09/13 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, - Confirmation of Mel Watt 12/04/13 Hearing of the House Small Business Committee - The Health Care Law: The Effect of the Business Aggregation Rules on Small Employers 12/04/13 Letter to Fast Food Chains - Raising Minimum Wage