Meet Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

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New York District 7 Representative

HER TERM:

U.S. House, New York, District 7 - Incumbent

  • Party: Democratic
  • Tenure: January 3, 2013 - Present
  • Term Ends: January 3, 2019

HER EXPERIENCE:

  • 1993-2013: U.S. Representative from New York's 12th Congressional District
  • 1989-1992: Director, Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

HER STORY:

Nydia Velazquez is the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is also the first Hispanic woman to serve as Ranking Member of a full House committee and the first Latina to chair a full Congressional committee.

HER VIEWS:

Economy:

Nadia wants to shorten the gap between the rich and the poor in America. She strongly supports establishing a living wage and strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit. She believes in providing workers with the leverage to negotiate fair wages, health insurance, and safe workplace conditions. She also believes that revitalizing neighborhoods is crucial to improving the local economy.

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