WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Norma J. Torres (D-CA) introduced the Reduce Financial Barriers to Immigration and Citizenship Act. The legislation facilitates and promotes naturalization for more than nine million citizenship-eligible immigrants.
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In New York, a woman had acid thrown in her face.
The Asian-American community has borne the brunt of a number of bias attacks since the COVID-19 outbreak and Congresswoman Grace Meng wants the federal government to keep tabs on it.
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) led 94 New York elected officials from all levels of government in a letter urging President Donald Trump to support the expansion of critical safety net programs for New Yorkers, as the Empire State continues its fight against COVID-19.
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy Office (PPAO) is calling for emergency funding to address the lack of home broadband access for millions of students now learning remotely.
Thirteen members of the New York State delegation to Congress, including all seven representing Queens, have signed a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) requesting that bodegas and small markets — and the low-income people who rely on them — receive targeted assistance in the next round of COVID-19 relief funding.
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A New York congresswoman wants New York City bodegas to be included in the next stimulus package.
Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Elmhurst, wants to support the roughly 13,000 small business owners across the city who are operating independent grocery stores, bodegas and ethnic markets.
The U.S. Postal Service has renewed its lease for the Kew Gardens Post Office on Austin Street.
Congresswoman Grace Meng announced Tuesday that the lease for the 83-30 Austin St. location has been renewed for five years from Aug. 1, 2021 to July 31, 2026.
The existing lease is set to expire on July 31, 2021.
KEW GARDENS, QUEENS — The Kew Gardens post office renewed its lease for another five years, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced Tuesday.
The post office's current lease was set to expire July 31, 2021, but the renewal means it can stay put until July 31, 2026.
A group of New York Democrat lawmakers are advocating for rent and and mortgage forgiveness options to be included in the next coronavirus stimulus bill.