The Serrano Report - Volume XVI, Issue #30
In the Bronx
Congressman Serrano Addresses Crowd at New York City Rally for Puerto Rico in the Bronx
Congressman Serrano alongside Congressman Engel, New York State Governor Cuomo, Puerto Rico Govenor Ricardo Rosello, New York State Senator Serrano, New York State Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and many other New York officials came together to rally for more federal support for Puerto Rico. They were also joined by local community leaders, such as union leaders and non profit advocates, as well as celebrities such as John Leguizamo and Carlos Beltran. It has been more than six month since Hurricane Maria impacted Puerto Rico and many parts of the island are still without potable water and electricity. The federal government has been slow in providing aid for reconstruction efforts and there is a lack of urgency that the island so desperately needs. Click HERE or the image below for Congressman Serrano's full remarks at the rally:
Congressman Serrano and Espaillat Hold Tax & EITC Day in the Bronx
Congressman Serrano and Espaillat held a Tax and Earned Income Tax Credit Day with the Tax Payer Advocate from city, state, and local levels to inform small business owners and individuals on best practices and their rights when tax season comes around.
In Washington, DC
Congressman Serrano Skips President Trump's First State of the Union
Congressman Serrano decided not to attend President Trump's first State of the Union last week. He joined over a dozen other Democratic Members of Congress that skipped the event. There was a consensus among them that President Trump has been disrespectful to their constituencies and divisive nationally.
"Donald Trump has spent the past year attacking minorities and threatening the livelihood of my constituents, including Puerto Ricans, Dreamers and other immigrants. His lack of respect for them and for the ideas & values this country was founded on is clear, and I don’t need to hear more unacceptable and divisive rhetoric tonight. I will continue to advocate for those that the Trump Administration continuously chooses to hurt or simply ignore." said Congressman Serrano.