Nydia Velázquez

New York State

New York delegation lands prime House committee assignments

Most New York members of Congress will serve on House committees corresponding to their districts and interests. Pelosi detractors will not.


Committee assignment gives Ocasio-Cortez a platform for her agenda

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat on the House Financial Services Committee is a perch from which to fight Wall Street.

Nydia Velázquez

Velázquez’s 2019 House agenda: Health care and housing

Rep. Nydia Velázquez is banking on a bipartisan infrastructure bill – with funding for NYCHA.

Hakeem Jeffries

At Somos, House Democrats dream big infrastructure dreams

At Somos, House Democrats said they were bullish on an infrastructure bill thanks to their new majority.

Letitia James

Nadler sits out the Tish party

Attorney general candidate Letitia James has now been endorsed by all 11 Democrats representing New York City in Congress – except for Rep. Jerry Nadler.

New York City

New York’s 2018 congressional primary election results

Tracking the winners and losers in each district.

New York State

Who is running for Congress in New York?

A comprehensive list every person who has filed to run for Congress in New York.

Jose Serrano

Reform Party hosting candidate-less congressional primaries

The write-in contest is intended to promote idiosyncratic election law proposals


State Immigrant Action Fund announces second round of primary endorsements

The New York State Immigrant Action Fund announces primary endorsements for Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke and Max Rose.

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Robert Mujica

Previewing the Somos el Futuro 2018 Albany conference

This weekend, the annual spring Somos el Futuro conference in Albany gets underway. The nonprofit Somos organization partners with state lawmakers to discuss matters that are critical to New York’s Hispanic population, including health care, education and economic development. National debates on immigration and Puerto Rico are also bound to come up.

Nydia Velázquez

Rep. Nydia Velázquez on leading the way for Latinas

Rep. Nydia Velázquez has spent her career as a trailblazer for Puerto Ricans and other Latinas, and has made Puerto Rico one of her major issues. She spoke with City & State’s Rebecca C. Lewis about how her background has influenced her, and about the current state of Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from two hurricanes.

Charles Schumer

New York lawmakers and their State of the Union guests

The annual State of the Union address isn’t just an opportunity for the president to make a political statement, but for lawmakers to do so as well – only instead of a long speech, members of Congress bring guests who reflect and represent their political priorities.