Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
New Regional Food Hub Would Provide Nearly 20 Million Pounds of Local Produce a Year & Create Approximately 131 New Jobs

The Bronx, NY – U.S. Representative José E. Serrano, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced $2,484,746 in federal funding for GrowNYC.

Aug 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Troubled by reports of over $30 million in expenses in only one year of operation, Representatives Serrano and Velázquez sent a letter to the Chairman of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico expressing their concerns over the lack of transparency and independent supervision over the spending decisions made by the Board.

Aug 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen José E. Serrano and Joseph Crowley sent a letter to National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova asking for an update on the agency’s implementation of the new Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) grant program. The program is key for educating and giving Hispanic students greater access to opportunities in the STEM fields:

Aug 16, 2017 Press Release
Serrano Vows to Protect Programs at Risk of Being Eliminated By Trump Administration

Washington, DC –Today, on the 5th anniversary of President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, Congressman Serrano released the following statement urging people to unite and Congress to take action to defend the program:

Aug 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – US Congressman José E. Serrano today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s press conference yesterday where he doubled down on his initial response to the Charlottesville tragedy.

Jul 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman Serrano today announced the successful inclusion of report language related to Puerto Rico in the E&W, DoD, and CJS Appropriations Committee Reports.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Serrano joined his Democratic colleagues in Congress to unveil their new economic agenda for the American people – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano introduced the Public Housing Capital Repair Fund Act.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release
Health Center Grants will Provide Continuation of Funding to Allow Local Centers to Continue Providing Vital Health Care Services in The Bronx

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-The Bronx) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Center Program has provided a total of $13.2 million in grant funding to several health centers in the South Bronx.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

The Bronx - Yesterday, Congressman Serrano joined the No Cuts Coalition, an alliance of 40 local community organizations, to raise awareness and rally support for efforts to fight President Trump’s proposed $7 billion cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which funds important agencies like NYCHA; and plans to eliminate the Community Development Financ