Since 1993, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez has represented the people of New York City. Velázquez’s district, New York’s 7th Congressional District, includes portions Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It is one of the most diverse and progressive districts in the country.
Velázquez, a Puerto Rican native, sits on the Financial Services Committee and is the most senior Democrat on the Small Business Committee. On Financial Services, she serves on the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Housing and Infrastructure. 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. Velázquez is a strong voice in support of a bipartisan US-Israel alliance.