Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest tweets on PR where he blamed Puerto Rico for the crisis and threatened to pull aid from Puerto Rico:

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

“This is a first step in addressing the needs of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The funding provides short term assistance to the government of Puerto Rico and the federal government, allowing them to continue their relief and recovery efforts.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release
84 Democratic Colleagues Co-Sign Letter

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives José E. Serrano (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led a letter to the Trump Administration’s Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release
Funding Awarded to Spring Community Organization. Will help expand lending and services for low-income individuals and businesses in the Bronx

The Bronx – Congressman José E.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to news reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) removed from its website key data on Puerto Rico’s access to potable water and electricity post Hurricane Maria, Congressman Jose E.

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
Identifies Major Accounts that Should Be Funded to Help Relief and Recovery Efforts

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jose E. Serrano, a senior Member of the Appropriations Committee, led a letter with 8 of his colleagues in support of a comprehensive relief and recovery effort by the federal government to help Puerto Rico, the U.S.

Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman José E. Serrano together with 50 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Trump urging him to deploy all available federal assets and agencies to rebuild the communications infrastructure of Puerto Rico. The island has failing infrastructure that needs to be addressed immediately to aid with recovery efforts.

Sep 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman José E. Serrano today led eight Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary Price and Assistant Secretary Kadlec of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ask for an immediate increase in resources to address the emerging public health emergency in Puerto Rico.

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release
Task Force Would Mirror Hurricane Sandy Task Force

The Bronx, NY – Today, Congressman Jose E. Serrano led a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to immediately create a Task Force to plan, coordinate and support the reconstruction efforts that will be taking place in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria’s passage through Puerto Rico and other states and territories including Texas, Florida, and the U.S.

Sep 21, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Serrano issued the following statement on Hurricane Maria and its impact on Puerto Rico: