Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Feb 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano released the following statement expressing serious concerns of Mayor’s de Blasio’s decision to build one of the four jails that would replace Rikers in the South Bronx:

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee, today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019):

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release
Response to October Letter Revealed Serious Gaps in Accountability and Oversight

Washington, DC –Today, Representatives José E.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release
Funding to be Distributed To Local Organizations: Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Promesa, Inc., Vocational Instruction Project Community Services, United Bronx Parents

The Bronx – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that the U.S.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
Appropriator Has Long Advocated for Funding and Policies that Expand Financial Access and Fairness in Underserved Communities

Washington, DC – US Congressman José E.

Jan 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador. Last year, President Trump also terminated the TPS program for Nicaragua and Haiti.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release
Members Sit on House Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee with Jurisdiction Over Funding for the Census Bureau and Department of Justice

Washington, DC – Congressman Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Grace Meng, a member of the subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the Census Bureau and the Department of Justice, today released the following statement in response to reports that the Department of Justice has proposed including a new ques

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release
Say Bill Fails Puerto Rico, Members Demand Additional Spending Measure

Washington, DC – Rep. José E. Serrano (D-NY) and Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) released the following statement announcing that they would vote no on the latest round of additional funding for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas:

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
Legislation Does Not Do Enough to Help Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano issued the following statement in response to the release of the Republican Disaster Supplemental:

“Although I appreciate the majority’s willingness to go well beyond what the Trump Administration requested, it does not go far enough to ensure that Puerto Rico can comprehensively rebuild in a sustainable manner.

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release
Bronx is only Borough in NYC without an LGBTQ Community Center Bronx Members also Urge Mayor to Address Other LGBTQ Needs As It Sets Priorities for Second Term

Washington, DC – Bronx Representatives Serrano, Espaillat, Crowley and Engel today sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to prioritize LGBTQ community needs as he plans for his second term as Mayor. Among the recommendations, the members emphasized the need to open an LGBT community center in the Bronx – the only borough that doesn’t currently have one.