Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

The Serrano Report - Volume XVI, Issue #34

May 15, 2018
The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC

Serrano Questions Attorney General Sessions on Troubling DOJ Policies 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommitee to discuss the DOJ budget request for fiscal year 2019. During the hearing, Ranking Member Serrano questioned AG Sessions on troubling DOJ judicial performance evaluation policies that seem to seek to speed up the processing of immigrant cases.


Serrano Receives NALAC Congressional Arts Leadership Award

Congressman Serrano and Congressman Lloyd Doggett were presented with the NALAC Congressional Arts Leadership Award for their steadfast support for Latino arts and culture.

 Congressman Serrano and Congressman Doggett with NALAC's Art Leadership Award and NALAC Fellows (4.25.18)

In the Bronx

Congressman Serrano Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

This week, Congressman Serrano announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner from the Bronx. This year's winner is Kaytelyn Paige Figueroa, who painted a piece of art honoring her Puertorican roots. Her work will join the art work of 435 Congressional districts plus the the 5 territories along the walls of Congress for a year. 

Congressman Serrano Joins Community in Support of Affordable Housing and Against Proposed Jail in the Bronx

Last week Congressman Serrano joined community members and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to rally in support of proposed Diego-Beekman housing redevelopment plan and in opposition to building a jail on that site. Congressman Serrano has been a long time advocate of closing down Rikers's Island but is opposed to the Mayors proposal of opening a jail in the Bronx without the community's input. 

 Congressman Serrano with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and community members opposing proposed jail in the Bronx.(5.1.18)