Nydia Velazquez
  • REGION: Federal
  • YEAR: 2024
  • CONTACT: Campaign Website

Nydia Velazquez

Nydia Velázquez is running for Congress, District 7

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is running for re-election in New York’s 7th congressional district. Velazquez is a dedicated supporter of the environment. Throughout her time in Congress, she has pushed for climate resiliency legislation, advocating for a sustainable and equitable future. Velazquez has introduced legislation to create green roofs on public school buildings, which would reduce energy costs, decrease emissions, and provide sustainable and green spaces in urban areas. She has been a longtime advocate against displacement caused by increasing temperatures, sea-level rise, and extreme weather; as a result of her commitment to environmental justice and climate equity, Velazquez introduced legislation to provide help to migrants escaping the impacts of climate change. She has also secured $511 Million in federal resources for flood and storm resiliency after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Throughout her time in Congress, Velazquez has championed environmental issues, earning a 95% LCV lifetime score. If re-elected, she will continue her devotion to environmental protection and justice.

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