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Nydia Velázquez

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Nydia Velázquez's Biography

Nydia Margarita Velázquez (born March 28, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district, serving since 1993, and the Chairman of the House Small Business Committee since 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes residential areas of three boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan). She is the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, and the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus until January 3, 2011.

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Nydia Velázquez, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and Xavier Becerra
Nydia Velázquez, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and Xavier Becerra
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  • Democratic tactic is to ignore Weiner flap

      News Source: The Hill | almost 3 years ago
    In their first caucus meeting since Weiner's tearful public confession during last week's recess, Democrats on Tuesday focused almost all of their attention on gas prices, the economy and financial regulatory reform, according to a long list of
  • Puerto Rican pride on display at NYC's parade

      News Source: Taiwan News | almost 3 years ago
    New York City's Fifth Avenue was awash in the red, white and blue of the Puerto Rican flag on Sunday as the Puerto Rican Day parade stepped off under gray skies. The crowds were thinner on many blocks than in previous years, which some attributed to
  • Calls to resign as Rep. Weiner moves to make amends

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | almost 3 years ago
    14 PM PDT Updated: 06/07/2011 06:52:17 PM PDT Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, reeling from revelations of salacious online behavior that threaten his political career, moved rapidly Tuesday to make amends as Republicans called for his resignation

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