Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Press Releases

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:

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.