Read our 2018 Report Card for Velázquez.
Velázquez is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Velázquez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 5, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Nydia Velázquez sits on the following committees:
- Chair, House Committee on Small Business
- House Committee on Financial Services
House Committee on Natural Resources
- Member, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
Velázquez was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4463 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Doyers Street in New York, New York, as the “Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office”.
- H.R. 5236: Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018
- H.R. 5178: Puerto Rico Small Business Contracting Assistance Act of 2018
- H.R. 3294: HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act of 2017
- H.R. 1366: U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 1915: To amend the Small Business Act to provide the Administrator of the Small Business Administration authority to increase amount for general business loans, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1640: To amend the Small Business Act to ensure uniformity in procurement terminology, and for other purposes.
Does 15 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Velázquez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (34%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Health (10%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Education (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Immigration (8%)
Some of Velázquez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 730: Expressing support for the recognition and celebration of the vital role of small ...
- H.R. 5152: Transportation Equity Act
- H.R. 5078: Prison to Proprietorship Act
- H.R. 4732: To establish a Global Climate Change Resilience Strategy, to authorize the admission of ...
- H.R. 4546: Public Housing Emergency Response Act
- H.R. 4537: Mobile Health Clinics Act of 2019
- H.R. 4299: Data Preservation Act of 2019
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2019, Velázquez missed 718 of 17,819 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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