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Jun 9, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) secured nearly $20 million in a key transportation and infrastructure bill to upgrade the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station, create vehicle charging stations in Flushing and Bayside, and replace medians in Oakland Gardens that are in need of repair.
 
Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations – which has oversight over the U.S. State Department – announced today that she received a commitment from Secretary of State Tony Blinken to address reunifying Korean American families with their loved ones in North Korea.
 
Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she reintroduced legislation to improve the way businesses notify the public about recalls in order to better protect consumers from using dangerous products.
 
Jun 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced today that they recently led Democratic and Republican Members of Congress on a letter to President Biden urging him to respond to the rising antisemitism in the United States and around the world.
 
May 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021, a bold, whole-of-government, and comprehensive initiative that seeks to help different populations of women and girls afford and access needed menstrual products, including tampons, pads and many other items.
May 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today commended Attorney General Merrick Garland for putting forward a plan to better combat hate incidents.
 
May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to the disturbing rise of antisemitic attacks and violence targeting the Jewish community:

May 25, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to her congressional district in Queens where they visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Elmhurst.
 
May 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined President Biden at the White House as he signed her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law.
May 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at a congressional bill signing ceremony for her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the ongoing hate and violence against Asian Americans.

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In The News

May 8, 2020 In The News

Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are demanding the Department of Justice develop specific plans to address the surge in racism, xenophobia and

May 7, 2020 In The News

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.

May 7, 2020 In The News

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.

May 7, 2020 In The News

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.

May 7, 2020 In The News

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.

May 6, 2020 In The News

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. 

May 6, 2020 In The News

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.

May 5, 2020 In The News

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.

May 5, 2020 In The News

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. 

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