Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

Sep 20, 2017 Press Release
Tuskegee Airman, Civil Rights Advocate and Former Bronx Community College President Honored For Lifetime of Achievement

The Bronx Today, Congressman Serrano was joined by Former Mayor David Dinkins; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera; New York State Assemblyman Victor Pichardo; Councilmember Vanessa L.

Sep 15, 2017 Press Release

The Bronx – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano joined millions of Americans to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated every year from September 15 through October 15.  

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Bronx Elected Officials, Community Residents, and Postal Employees Had Expressed Serious Concerns Over Proposed Staffing Cuts at Post Offices in the Bronx, Especially in Stations Where the USPS Inspector General Audit Found Serious Deficiencies

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano applauded the decision by the United States Postal Service, after pressure from elected officials that he led and the public, to cancel most planned service cuts to the Bronx.  The cuts would have reduced staffing at post offices across the borough, and would have degraded service quality at a number of locations.

Sep 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –US Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) today released the following statement on the 16th Anniversary of September 11:

“16 years after the tragic events of September 11, we still remember the sadness and fear that befell our city and country on that heinous day.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Members Offered an Amendment to Increase Funding for Hate Crimes Response in the wake of Charlottesville

Washington, DC – Representatives José E. Serrano, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Hakeem Jeffries, and Grace Meng condemned the Republican decision to block their amendment to combat hate crimes from being considered by the full House. The amendment was offered this week to H.R.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee; Congressman José E.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Serrano today released the following statement in strong opposition of President Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six month. Currently, 800,000 law abiding children and young adults benefit from the Executive Order:

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release

The Bronx – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-The Bronx) announced over $374,000 in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program for three health facilities in The Bronx. The awards are as follows: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center received $304,997; and St.

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.