Nydia Velázquez facts for kids
|Chair of the House Small Business Committee|
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Steve Chabot|
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Don Manzullo|
|Succeeded by||Sam Graves|
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Major Owens|
|Constituency||12th district (1993–2013)
7th district (2013–present)
|Member of the New York City Council
from the 27th district
|Preceded by||Luis Olmedo|
|Succeeded by||Victor L. Robles|
Nydia Margarita Velázquez
March 28, 1953
Limones, Puerto Rico
|Education||University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (BA)
New York University (MA)
Nydia Margarita Velázquez Serrano (born March 28, 1953) is a Puerto Rican-American politician. She has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993. Velázquez, a Democrat from New York was the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus until January 3, 2011.
Velázquez is the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in the United States Congress.
In March 2020, Velázquez was diagnosed with a possible case of COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.
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