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Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Represents New York's 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chairwoman of House Small Business Committee. Follow us
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Jeanne Theoharis Aug 17
Thank you for calling for a broader review of MCC. Conditions there have been horrifying for years and merit a Congressional hearing:
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𝙹𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝙺𝚘𝚙𝚙 Aug 15
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
I was deeply disturbed by this report in our community. Glad to see & are investigating. Instances like these are why I've authored legislation to dedicate more fed'l resources to combat hate crimes!
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Friends of the Earth Aug 15
Thank you to and all the representatives who sent a letter to , asking for a rationale for allowing the continued use of chlorpyrifos — a toxic, brain-damaging pesticide.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
The decision by Israel to deny two sitting Members of Congress entry will make it more difficult for productive, meaningful dialogue between our two countries to take place. I strongly urge Israel to reconsider this decision.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
For the President to encourage another country to keep out two duly elected Members of the U.S. House of Representatives does damage to our democratic norms. It is beneath the dignity of the office of the President. has demonstrated again he is unfit for office
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
Replying to @NydiaVelazquez
In alone, there are 8,400 – that’s 8,400 human beings living in uncertainty & fear under an administration that is threatening their LEGAL status. They need permanent protection from deportation. We need
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
7 yrs ago, President Obama implemented . 2 months ago, the House passed & my legislation, . Now, it’s time for Congress to make sure that the doors of opportunity remain open to ALL who know the US as their home.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
Hundreds of thousands of our neighbors, colleagues & friends in are at risk of losing their LEGAL status in the US. As I fight to in Congress, all recipients must keep their status up to date. Renew yours today ⬇
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 15
My colleague, , & I led 45 of our colleagues in demanding answers from Trump's on recent decision to permit use of the dangerous pesticide Chlorpyrifos. RT if you agree EPA should stand with children, families & workers, not chemical cos!
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @NydiaVelazquez
TLDR; There's no “right class,” right country or even right continent. There are simply individuals yearning for a better life in America. That’s what the poem was back then, that’s what the poem is today & that’s what the poem will be so long as exists.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @NPR @USCISCuccinelli
Tuesday on , , Acting Director of our agency meant to oversee , explained the poem referred to immigrants who can “stand on their own two feet." He later went on LIVE television to DEFEND “that poem was referring back to people coming from Europe.”
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @NydiaVelazquez
At 1:27pm that day, I quoted the base of the Statue of Liberty in a tweet ⬇ to remind certain individuals what exactly it is that America stands for & the grounds for why I’m cosponsoring legislation to block this rule.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
: On August 12, 2019 ’s administration announced it was implementing a new rule targeting LEGAL who’ve received public assistance.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Since our conversation abt the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty started from my tweet responding to ’s coldhearted rule, I feel the need to recap what’s going on:
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @TransAlt
I applaud for speaking out, clearing up any misguided confusion & keeping our streets safe. Everyday people who make the choice to bicycle have rights too.✊🏽
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @TheJusticeDept @FBI
Read my full letter to & here:
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @NYDailyNews @mmcauliff
As reports, I think it's important that broader management problems pervading MCC, which may have enabled Mr. Epstein’s suicide, be examined, rooted out & corrected.
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Have you checked your morning 📰? I’m calling for a full investigation of Metropolitan Correctional Center, apart from .
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Rep. Nydia Velazquez Aug 14
Replying to @NydiaVelazquez
I'm happy, though, that a story like this is getting the limelight it deserves bc it signifies that we’re ready to have the long overdue discussion abt the systemic problems in 's transportation that incidents like this point to: the subordination of cyclists.
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