The Slant – Nydia Velazquez: Picking Up the Progressive Pieces

After 24 years in Congress with a district spreading across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, Nydia Velazquez has established herself as a power broker with a strong voice on New York City issues. But her influence extends beyond the five boroughs as well, as far as Washington DC, Cuba and her native Puerto Rico.
Velazquez joins us this week to recount her battles with Sheldon Silver and Vito Lopez, give her thoughts on how to save public housing under the new president and why she thinks Bill de blasio should welcome a primary in 2017.