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Velázquez’s attack to the 2015 GOP Ryan Budget

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez opposes the GOP Paul Ryan Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015. The plan will clearly fail in helping the small businesses and will affect poor people. The GOP plan, titled “The Path of Prosperity” and introduced on April 1, 2014 by the House Budget Committee’s Chairman, passed with 219 Republicans who voted yes and 193 Democrats that voted against it (only 12 Republicans re
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A fighter for equal rights: the charisma of Nydia Velázquez

Nydia Velázquez’s nickname, la luchadora, couldn’t be more appropriate. She is in fact a charismatic woman who fights for equal rights, who is engaged in the community, and who cares a lot about the issues of her district. Velázquez is a politician with determination. “She is a woman who knows why she is in the U.S. and has both a vision of America and aspirations of people she represents,” the Hous
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Obamacare, a successful story

More than seven million people have signed up in private health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known with the nick-name Obamacare, which goal is to reduce the 45 million uninsured Americans. It has reformed the health care system by providing more people with affordable quality health insurance. The number of people that registered represents a very big success in Nydia Velázquez’s opinion.
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House Speaker Boehner strikes down the unemployment insurance extension

Unworkable. This is how House Speaker John Boehner described the extension of the unemployment insurance plan that expired last December. This condemnation arrived soon after a new bipartisan deal was reached (after a previous compromised failed in January) to approve a five-months extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Boehner’s comments struck down any chances of the deal passing.
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Gov. Brewer and private prisons: a sneaky legacy behind Arizona’s immigration law?

It is an undeniable fact that private prison companies can influence and persuade politicians in order to meet their interests. This, however, is unfortunately not often noticed because they act in a sneaky way. The strategies behind these prison companies allowed them to easily influence to pass certain legislation, the goal of which is to put more people behind bars. More inmates mean more money. The report “Gaming
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The steppingstone for a stronger economy

Nydia Velázquez can say “victory.” The House of Committee on Small Business just approved by voice vote two bills that the Congresswoman authored and that will help and give more opportunities to entrepreneurs in New York City. In fact, the small business growth has always had a key role in Velázquez’ politics, because it represents a steppingstone for a better and stronger economy of New York City.
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The new proposed bill will protect New York City’s coastlines

Improving New York City’s coasts and increasing flooding protection are some of the reasons why Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez introduced the new legislation “Waterfront of Tomorrow Act.” The legislation, if passed, will have a significant impact on the city’s coastlines. In fact, the “Waterfront of Tomorrow Act” would harness the Army Corps of Engineers, in consultation with the Na
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The new permanent exhibition that will soon portray more immigrants’ stories

The Tenement Museum’s visitors will soon be delighted by more stories about the immigration’s history. The museum’s plan is to open a new permanent exhibition that focuses on Jewish Holocaust survivors, Chinese immigrants, and Puerto Ricans who arrived in the US after the World War II. The announcement for this new project arrives soon after the House Committee on Natural Resources’ approval o
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Fighting to support hospitals

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez can finally have peace of mind. After a two-year-battle, the federal government and the New York State have reached an agreement for the so called Medicaid Redesign Team waiver (MRT) that allows the state to invest $8 billion for health care and hospitals’ improvement. The money comes from savings by the MRT and, also if it is less than what Governor Andrew Cuomo had been asking si
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The battle against food stamps cuts

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez was unhappy when Friday President Barack Obama, at Michigan State University, signed the bipartisan farm bill into law that will cut billions of dollars from the food stamps program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill will provide subsidies for rural communities and financial cushion for farmers who face volatile market conditions and unpredictable weather. Bu
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