Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-The Bronx) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Stop Harmful and Abusive Telecommunications Expression (HATE) Act, legislation to address how social media and other forms of electronic communication have helped spread hate speech and fuel the rise in hate crimes against minority groups.

Mar 27, 2019 Press Release

The subcommittee shall come to order. Good morning. Welcome to our hearing on NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request.

I would like to welcome back Dr. Neil Jacobs, who in his spare time, apart from testifying before our subcommittee, serves as NOAA’s Acting Administrator.

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Mar 27, 2019 Press Release

The subcommittee shall come to order.

I would like to welcome NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, to the subcommittee.

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Mar 26, 2019 Press Release

The subcommittee shall come to order.  I would like to welcome NSF Director,  Dr. France Córdova, to the subcommittee.

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Mar 25, 2019 Press Release
Serrano Has Been Diagnosed With Parkinson ’s Disease, Which Led To This Decision

The Bronx, NY – March 25, 2019 – Today, Rep. José E. Serrano announced that he will not seek re-election in 2020 and released the following statement on his decision:

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Mar 13, 2019 Press Release
Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on gun violence prevention and enforcement:

The subcommittee will come to order. 

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division:

The subcommittee will come to order.

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release
Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on the Executive Office for Immigration Review:

The subcommittee will come to order. 

For our second hearing of the year, today we welcome James McHenry, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR.  EOIR primarily functions as our nation’s immigration court system, where it administers and adjudicates our nation’s immigration laws.  Thank you for being with us, Director McHenry.

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Mar 4, 2019 Press Release
Serrano Chairs Commerce, Justice Science Appropriations Subcommittee Which Funds NSF STEM Programs

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that CUNY Hostos Community College has been awarded $999,400 in funding for the Engineering Academic Talent Scholarship Program that builds on their previous NSF-funded project “Bridges to Engineering Success for Transfers” Program.

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Mar 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman José E. Serrano reintroduced yesterday the Anti-Hunger Empowerment Act of 2019. The bill seeks to change administrative cost provisions within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to increase its financial capacity to assist underserved communities facing hunger insecurity. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Hastings, Rep. Velazquez, Rep.

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