Nydia M. Velázquez has been the U.S. Congresswoman for New York’s 7th Congressional District since 1992. She was the first Latina on the New York City Council and is the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nydia Velázquez wins Reelection
Velázquez was reelected for two more years on November 6, 2018.
Nydia Velázquez Issues
A smart politician, Velázquez is focused on issues that affect us:
- Puerto Rico
- Small Business
Serving on House Committees is a source of power in Congress.
Velázquez is a:
- Small Business Committee, ranking member
- Financial Services Committee, senior member
- Committee on Natural Resources, member
First Puerto Rican Woman in the House of Representatives
Velázquez made history in 1992 by becoming the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
First Latina on the New York City Council
Velázquez made history In 1983 by becoming the first Latina elected to the New York City Council. It is hard to imagine now, but then it was a very big deal.
Nydia Velázquez is on the leading edge of Puerto Ricans taking our place in U.S. American politics and society.
Velázquez was born in Puerto Rico
She was born to a large farming family in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico in 1953.
New York Congressional District 7
New York’s Congressional District 7 includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Its neighborhoods are majority Hispanic.
7th District Queens Neighborhoods
7th District Brooklyn Neighborhoods
- Carroll Gardens
- Red Hook
- East New York
- Brooklyn Heights
- Sunset Park
7th District Manhattan Neighborhoods
- Lower East Side
- East Village
Contact Nydia Velázquez
Velázquez is known for working within our communities.
Lower East Side
500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007
(212) 619 – 2606
266 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
South West Brooklyn
16 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11241
For more information, visit velazquez.house.gov