Since 1993, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has represented the people of New York City. Rep. Velázquez’s district, New York’s Seventh Congressional District, includes portions of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It is one of the most diverse and progressive districts in the country. Velázquez, a Puerto Rican native, is the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee and sits on the Financial Services and Natural Resources Committees. A pioneer in many ways, she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to Congress.
Congresswoman Velázquez has been a reliable ally in Congress for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. The Congresswoman has been a consistent supporter of the two-state solution and an advocate of a diplomacy-first approach to curb the Iranian nuclear threat. She has been a frequent supporter of J Street’s legislative priorities, and he was an early cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.