Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Serrano today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status program that temporarily gives asylum to and protect immigrants from Nicaragua, and to leave TPS holders from Honduras in limbo.  Both countries that have been affected by natural disasters in recent years and economic difficul

Nov 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón today introduced the Rebuilding Resilient Energy Systems Act of 2017 that would allow Stafford Act disaster funding to be used to rebuild more resilient and efficient energy systems for major disaster or emergency-designated areas during 2017.

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
New York’s Extended Open Enrollment Runs from November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. In States Without Extended Open Enrollment, the Period Runs from November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Serrano released the following statement encouraging Bronxites and New Yorkers in general to sign up for health care coverage for 2018 during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period, which will run from November 1 through December 15 in most states (November 1 through January 31 in New York):

Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano released the following statement in response to the announcement made today that the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico will appoint a Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) to oversee the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA):

Oct 25, 2017 Press Release
Members of Congress Held Press Conference to Highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Life and Legacy of Washington Heights Bride, Gladys Ricart, and Victims Around the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus; Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-15); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18); Rep.

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Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
It’s Been More Than A Month Since Maria Devastated Puerto Rico; More Than One Million American Citizens Still Do Not Have Access to Running Water; Millions Lack Electricity; This Is Unacceptable President Trump Said Everything Is Going Great—But Even A Quick Look At Island Shows That Is Not The Case; Desperate Situation Needs Correction; Schumer Just Met Personally With Puerto Rico Governor Rossello; FEMA Alone Doesn’t Have Ability To Manage Disaster Schumer: White House Must Appoint ‘CEO Of Response & Recovery’ For Puerto Rico ASAP—Otherwise, Fed Response Will Drag, And Drag, And….

Amidst continued crisis from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, today, urged the White House to immediately appoint an experienced emergency “CEO of Response & Recovery” to coordinate the federal response in Puerto Rico.

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Oct 20, 2017 Press Release

The Bronx – This week, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) hosted his 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx with local community groups. The event honored groups and community leaders that work with the African Diaspora in the Bronx. This years’ honorees were: Madina Toure, Abubakar Amadu Ali, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Dr.

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Oct 18, 2017 Press Release
Event exposed students to NASA’s mission and opportunities in the STEM fields

The BronxThis week, Congressman José E. Serrano hosted NASA Astronaut and Navy Captain Lee Morin for “Ask An Astronaut” at Bronx Community College and the Bronx Compass High School.

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Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-The Bronx) sent a letter along with Congresswomen Nydia M. Velázquez (NY), Stacey E. Plaskett (VI), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR), and 52 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to do more to help federal student loan borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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:

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