Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

The Serrano Report - Volume XVI, Issue #27

Dec 19, 2017
The Serrano Report
In Washington

Congressman Serrano Speaks Out Against FCC Decision to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules
Congressman Serrano joined net neutrality advocates in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) building in Washington D.C. this past Thursday to speak out against a detrimental decision that will affect the way we use the internet for years to come. He joined many of his Congressional colleagues and other known public figures. The battle for net neutrality continues in the courts where many states have already filed law suits against the ruling. Watch his full remarks below:
 
Congressman Serrano and Colleagues Meet with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Mayors
Last week Congressman Serrano, Leader Pelosi, Congressman Gutiérrez, and Congresswoman Velázquez met with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and many mayors from Puerto Rico to discuss the recovery efforts as well as the financial needs of the island. Many Americans on the island are still without electricity and the funding needed to address infrastructure recovery is not arriving quick enough.
In the Bronx

Congressman Serrano Leads Letter with Bronx Colleagues Urging Mayor de Blasio to Open LGBTQ Community Center in the Bronx
 
Congressman Serrano, Engel, Crowley, and Espaillat sent a letter last Friday to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to prioritize addressing LGBTQ community needs in his upcoming term as Mayor. The letter emphasized the need to open an LGBTQ community center in the Bronx – the only borough that does not have one. They also urged Mayor de Blasio to address the issues of homelessness and other housing needs that affect the LGBTQ community and those who are gender non-conforming (TGNC), particularly teenagers; as well as the rise in violence and other human rights violations against LGBTQ people.

“[T]he Bronx remains without an LGBTQ Community Center, and continues to be the sole borough in New York City without one. As you may know, community centers play a vital role in enriching the lives of residents and the neighborhoods they call home. Whether providing easy access to quality, safe programs and services or directing families to the appropriate channels to receive the much-needed assistance they are seeking, community centers are a crucial safety net for many. We strongly believe that no one should be forced to travel outside of their neighborhood in order to obtain essential care readily accessible in neighboring communities. For these reasons, we ask that you work to improve LGBTQ services in the Bronx by helping open an LGBTQ community center,” the members wrote.