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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request.
 
May 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to better mitigate excessive airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reintroduced legislation that would take the job of combating aircraft noise away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and instead provide the responsibility to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 
May 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), during National Police Week, introduced legislation to ensure that death benefits paid to the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty are tax-free.    
 
May 18, 2017 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today hailed the establishment of an Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus in the New York State Legislature.
 
May 15, 2017 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) this afternoon sent a letter to the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to demand answers about why agents entered P.S. 58 in Maspeth, Queens in search of information pertaining to a fourth-grade student.
 
May 14, 2017 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) this morning issued the following statement on a federal immigration agent showing up at P.S. 58 in Maspeth, Queens. The school is located in Meng’s Congressional District.
 
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, questioned John Thompson, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, on how the Bureau will address language and translation needs in the 2020 census.
 
May 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, that she has obtained more than a quarter-million dollars for the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center (APAC).
                    

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Jun 29, 2016 In The News

An amendment introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) securing an additional $8 million for cancer research was passed last week.

The amendment provides funding for the Defense Department’s Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program. The congresswo­man’s amendment was attached to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017.

Jun 27, 2016 In The News

Eight students that reside in Queens have been accepted to the selective and prestigious United States service academies, according to U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), who nominated the young scholars to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S.

Jun 16, 2016 In The News

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) will oppose a Federal Aviation Administration initiative that would include a plan for Newark Airport to use another runway for incoming flights if it results in more airplane noise for Queens, she announced last Thursday.

May 23, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama has signed a bill eliminating all known uses of the term "oriental" from federal law.

May 16, 2016 In The News

Feminine products are having a moment. With some calling for a red wave to take the taboo out of menstruation, politicians across the country are trying to make tampons and sanitary pads as affordable and accessible as possible.

May 11, 2016 In The News

The legislation now goes to President Obama for his signature.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Months after a hearing on sexual harassment at the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the House’s top government watchdogs has delivered on his promise to protect the youngest members of the federal workforce.

Jan 11, 2016 In The News

New York Democrat Congresswoman Grace Meng has found a unique way to support Muslims in America and rebuff the Republican presidential front-runner and businessman Donald Trump’s vicious invective against Muslims: she has invited as her guest a Pakistani American New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, Lt.

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

Queens Democrats came out in uniform support Tuesday for President Barack Obama’s executive actions to try and curb gun violence throughout the country.

Speaking at the East Room at the White House and flanked by victims of gun violence and their families, the president became visibly emotional as he spoke of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Dec 27, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) praised the passage of tax breaks that she said will benefit individuals and small businesses in Queens, including a commuter tax credit for mass transit commuters and increasing expense limits for businesses for equipment costs. These were part of a $1.1 trillion spending package approved in Washington last week.

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