Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

The Serrano Report - October 28, 2019

Oct 29, 2019
The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC


Congressman Serrano Joins Brides March in Call to End Domestic Violence

Congressman Serrano joined Congressman Espaillat to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence, Brides March, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, the Dominican Women's Development Center, and the Violence Intervention Program in their annual Brides March to Washington D.C. to raise awareness on domestic violence. 

"I was proud to join Rep. Espaillat and Brides March to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence, which has an impact not only on women, but also on their families, particularly their children. It is time to stop the abuse and stand in solidarity with all the victims who oftentimes suffer in silence. This is why as Chairman of the House Appropriations on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee, I’ve helped increased funding by $85 million for programs that help prevent violence and provide support for victims,” said Congressman Serrano.

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Congressman Serrano with Brides March participants. (10.22.19)

Congressman Serrano Meets with Univision

Congressman Serrano met with Roberto Yañez, President & General Manager of Univision Local Media New York & Bill Tipacti, Director of Community Empowerment New York to discuss their networks outreach efforts for the 2020 Census and their community relations efforts. 

"It is critical for the Hispanic community to fully participate in the upcoming 2020 Census and I thank Univision for their outreach efforts to help ensure this is the case. As Chairman of the House Appropriations CJS Subcommittee, I prioritized funding the upcoming 2020 Census and fought the Trump Administration’s failed efforts to include a citizenship question," said Congressman Serrano. 

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Bill Tipacti, Director of Community Empowerment New York, Congressman Serrano and Roberto Yañez, President & General Manager of Univision Local Media New York. (10.22.19)

Congressman Serrano Testifies Before House Natural Resources Committee on the Latino Museum Bill

Congressman Serrano testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on the National Museum of the American Latino Act. This was the first hearing on the bill since it was first introduced in 2003. With 242 cosponsors, the bill will soon meet the 290 threshold necessary for it to be considered for a vote. The bill currently has 242 cosponsors.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Eduardo Díaz, Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center; Dr. Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University; Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and civil rights leader; the Honorable Mari Carmen Aponte, Former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador and Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs; also testified before the Committee on the importance of having a Latino Museum on the National Mall. 

“This hearing is a historic first for the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Latinos have played an integral part in America’s history since its founding. Their stories, contributions, and sacrifices deserve a place in Washington, D.C. that honors and showcases an important part of our shared history. With passage of this legislation, we will be one step closer to making the American Latino Museum a reality. This is one of a few truly bipartisan and bicameral efforts in the Congress that honors Latinos’ diverse contributions to the American story. I am proud to work with Congressman Hurd to lead this effort in the House, and thankful for Senator Menendez’s and Senator Cornyn’s leadership in the Senate,” said Congressman Serrano.

Watch Congressman Serrano's full remarks below:

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Chairman Serrano Leads Hearing on NASA Moon Mission

Congressman Serrano, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, lead a hearing on NASA's 2028 moon mission which is being slated to be pushed up to 2024. 

"While I recognize the importance of this mission, I remain extremely concerned by the Trump Administration’s proposal to move it up four years. In order to have a successful, safe, and cost-effective mission that still promotes American scientific advancement, I believe it is better to stick to the original NASA schedule of 2028,” said Congressman Serrano. 

Watch his full line of questioning here:

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In the Bronx


Congressman Serrano Receives Special Recognition from New York Road Runner

As part of the annual Bronx Ten Miles Race, Congressman Serrano received a special recognition from the New York Road Runners for his support and participation in running programs in New York City. The inscription highlighted his commitment to running, his forty-six years of elective office, and a lifetime of service.

"It was a great honor to be recognized by the New York Road Runners. Running with my community throughout the years has been a great joy for me," said Congressman Serrano. 

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 Congressman Serrano's special recognition from New York Road Runners. (9.29.19)

Congressman Serrano Receives Special Recognition from NYS Assembly Member Karines Reyes

Congressman Serrano received a special recognition from NYS Assembly Member Karines Reyes during her annual Hispanic Heritage Month event in the Bronx. 

"I am honored to have received a special recognition from Assembly Member Karines Reyes during her annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. It was a great event with community residents and elected officials," said Congressman Serrano. 

ImageNYS Assembly Member Karines Reyes awarding Congressman Serrano with special recognition. (10.5.19)