Congressman Ritchie Torres April Newsletter

Apr 29, 2023
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Dear Bronx Neighbor, 

Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter! It’s an honor and privilege to serve you each day as U.S. Representative for New York’s 15th Congressional District! It’s been a busy first 100 days of the 118th Congress, but I want to take just a minute to provide you with an update on what my team and I are working on and some of our accomplishments so far. 

From opening a new district office, to meeting with world leaders, to introducing new legislation, our second term in office is off to a strong and productive start as we fight to deliver results for our constituents and the American people. 

Being accessible to you is very important to me. So, if you ever need assistance with something, don’t hesitate to reach out to our district office in the Bronx at (718) 503-9610 or in Washington, D.C. at (202) 225-4361. 

All my best,
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Ritchie Torres
Member of Congress (NY-15)
FIRST THINGS FIRST

WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO

Rep. Ritchie Participates in a Historic Bipartisan Meeting with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan
Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15), a member of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and China, issued a statement after participating in a historic bipartisan meeting with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan during her transit in California.
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U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres Introduces Three New Pieces of Legislation Following Failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank
U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) today announced he is filing three new pieces of federal legislation following the failures of Silicon Valley Bank in California and Signature Bank in his home state of New York – the “Critical Bank Review Act”, the “Financial Stability Mandate Act”, and the “Emergency Liquidity Act”.
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Rep. Ritchie Torres Named Most Effective Freshman Legislator of the 117th Congress
Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) was the most effective freshman legislator and one of the most effective of all elected House Democrats during the 117th Congress (2021- 2022).
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MEANWHILE, BACK AT HOME…
Rep. Ritchie Torres Joined Community Members In Reimagining the Cross Bronx Expressway
Rep. Ritchie Torres joined community members at the first in-person open house on reimagining the Cross Bronx Expressway.
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Rep. Ritchie Torres Hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at the New York Botanical Garden
Rep. Ritchie Torres Hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at the New York Botanical Garden and honored four women for their contributions to the community. 
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Rep. Ritchie Torres Awards $675,000 to Union Community Health Center
Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) awarded nearly $675,000 in Community Project Funding to Union Community Health Center, which he successfully secured as part of the final Consolidated Appropriations Act. 
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ONE LAST THING!
My district team is hearing from many of you about passport issues. Please be advised the U.S. State Department has announced increasing delays with passport applications. If you or someone you know needs a passport or yours is expiring, visit http://travel.state.gov to apply now!

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