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Velázquez Says American Small Businesses Will Pay Price of Trump Wine Tariffs on Europe

Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and eight Committee Democrats sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s decis...

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Statement of the Hon. Nydia M. Velázquez on "Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators"

As the Chair of the House Small Business Committee, I see every day how innovation and invention drive entrepreneurship. An important part of how we support American inventors is through our patent system. Applying for and obtaining a paten...

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Velázquez Looks to Increase Equity for Women and Minorities in the Patent System

Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee under Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) held a hearing examining the issue of patent diversity and how a lack of diversity in the innovation process is hindering the economy and sm...

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Chairwoman Velázquez on December Jobs Report

Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Labor Department released its December jobs statement: “December’s weak jobs report captures the difficult...

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