Rep. Nydia Velázquez

Representative from New York’s 7th District, Democrat

Velázquez, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 7th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for New York's 12th congressional district (1993-2012).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Velázquez has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Velázquez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Nydia Velázquez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Velázquez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (39%) Housing and Community Development (29%) Health (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Velázquez’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to May 2016, Velázquez missed 657 of 15,597 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 27 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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