Rep. Nydia Velazquez Profile picture
Represents New York's 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chairwoman of House Small Business Committee. Follow us @HouseSmallBiz
15 May 20
The #HeroesAct, the #coronavirus bill we are voting on today, contains several important priorities I fought for. While the bill could go further, I’m pleased with much of what we secured. 1/12
The bill boosts funds for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (#SNAP) by 15%. In my district, I’ve seen lines at local food banks. Families need this assistance. 2/12
It provides a second round of more substantial economic stimulus payments consisting of $1,200 per family member, and up to $6,000 per household to ease the financial burden that many are experiencing due to #COVID19. 3/12
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2 Feb 19
I just called the Director of BOP. He agreed situation is unacceptable and that contractor had left MDC. Given how badly MDC is handling, he agreed to get BOP Regional Director involved. We stressed need to get detainees with medical needs moved.
He also found it unacceptable I wasn't allowed to speak with inmates during last night's visit.

Continuing to monitor and push for answers & immediate action.
I want to thank my colleague @RepJerryNadler and all the NYers today who joined together to stand for justice and against this inhumane treatment. We will continue pushing for answers and more importantly, swift action.
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