Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Nydia

Rep. Nydia

Democrat, New York, 7th District
Office 202-225-2361 | @NydiaVelazquez | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

95

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. represents a district with a child poverty rate of 33.2 percent. 15.1 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 21 percent are food insecure, and 2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. has taken 17 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 7 bills and cosponsored 88 bills to help children. Rep. has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1011 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1069 the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act.

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1197 the Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1266 the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1277 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1287 the No Guns for Abusers Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1470 the Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1690 the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1856 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2111 the PROTECT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2315 the Keep Our PACT Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2468 the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2649 the Tax Equity and Prosperity for Puerto Rican Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2720 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2867 the Ethan’s Law.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.302 the Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3061 the Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3312 the Family Reunification Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3451 the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3452 the Help Separated Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3918 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4220 the Chronic Absenteeism Reduction in Every School (CARES) Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4280 the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5187 the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5383 the New Way Forward Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5814 the No Public Charge Deportation Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6142 the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6187 the MEALS Act.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6347 the Rental Eviction Moratorium Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored H.R.6379 the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6430 the Suspend School Meal Debt Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6437 the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6438 the To allow 2020 recovery rebates to be made on the basis of an individual’s taxpayer identification number..

  • co-sponsored H.R.6445 the Food Assistance for Kids and Families During COVID-19 Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6485 the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6496 the Emergency Money for the People Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6515 the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6553 the Automatic Boost to Communities Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6674 the Medicare Crisis Program Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6680 the Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6722 the Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6801 the FEED the Children Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.



  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7402 the Protecting Renters from Eviction and Fees Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.754 the Earned Income Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.7887 the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7947 the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

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