Nydia Velazquez


Congresswoman, Others Arrested During Protest of LICH Shutdown

Monday, August 05, 2013

Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez is among several protesters who were arrested Monday as they engaged in civil disobedience to stop Long Island College Hospital from closing. 

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Rangel, Jeffries, Velazquez in Dem Primaries

Friday, June 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.

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The Empire

The Weekend in Politics, Congressional Edition

Monday, June 04, 2012

It was a busy weekend for candidates running for Congress across New York City. Here are some of the highlights.

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Azi Paybarah

In NY, Who Voted to Fund the Wars?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Before his ethics probe heated up, Rep. Charlie Rangel was speaking out about how he would not vote to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unless it was to bring the troops home.

The vote took place earlier this week and the funding was approved.

Rangel, along with most of the Congress members from New York City, voted no. Mike McMahon, the Democrat representing the Republican-leaning 13th district in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, was the only one from NYC to vote for the funding.

Here’s how the rest of the New York delegation voted on the bill (and thank goodness for the handy map from the Times):


NY-1: Democrat Tim Bishop-yes

NY-2: Democrat Steve Israel-yes

NY-3: Republican Peter King-yes

NY-4: Democrat Carolyn McCarthy-yes

NY-5: Democrat Gary Ackerman-yes

NY-6: Democrat Gregory Meeks-no

NY-7: Democrat Joe Crowley-no

NY-8: Democrat Jerry Nadler-no

NY-9: Democrat Anthony Weiner-no

NY-10: Democrat Ed Towns-no

NY-11: Democrat Yvette Clarke-no

NY-12: Democrat Nydia Velazquez-no

NY-13: Democrat Mike McMahon-yes

NY-14: Democrat Carolyn Maloney-no

NY-15: Democrat Charlie Rangel-no

NY-16: Democrat Jose Serrano-no

NY-17: Democrat Eliot Engel-yes

NY-18: Democrat Nita Lowey-yes

NY-19: Democrat John Hall-yes

NY-20: Democrat Scott Murphy-yes

NY-21: Democrat Paul Tonko-no

NY-22: Democrat Maurice Hinchey-no

NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens-yes

NY-24: Democrat Mike Arcuri-yes

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