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Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) expressed her appreciation for the opening of a New York State pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Queens College, which is located in her congressional district in Flushing.

Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced that she helped introduce the Mental Health Justice Act (H.R. 1368), a bill that seeks to create a grant program for states and localities to hire, train, and maintain mental health first responders who would be deployed to assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the House of Representatives recently passed the bipartisan Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1620) which included two key provisions authored by the Congresswoman. 
 
The measures would:
 
Apr 5, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, once again encouraged houses of worship and nonprofit organizations in Queens to apply for funding to improve the safety and security of their properties.    
 
Apr 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced today that they sent a letter urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to take all necessary steps to ensure future food relief initiatives, like the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, are equitable and accessible to all those in need.
 
Mar 28, 2021 Press Release
ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today traveled to Georgia following the recent shooting at Atlanta-area spas where eight people were murdered including six women of Asian descent.
 
Meng visited Georgia today (Sunday, March 28) with colleagues from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), of which she is the First Vice Chair.  
Mar 27, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon accept applications for COVID-19 funeral expenses.
 
Mar 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), the two New York members of the powerful House Appropriations Committee—which funds federal agencies and programs—announced today a new process for state and local governments and non-profits to receive direct federal funding through the Appropriations process.

Mar 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep.

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May 5, 2020 In The News

A group of city lawmakers are pushing for the next coronavirus stimulus package to bankroll a “universal” moratorium on rent and mortgage payments — an unprecedented proposal that carries a monthly price tag of at least $66 billion.

May 5, 2020 In The News

Several Queens Congress Members want the next COVID-19 relief bill to include assistance for bodegas, ethnic grocery stores and small independent supermarkets.

May 4, 2020 In The News

The MTA announced it has completed an $8.6 million upgrade and renewal at the Murray Hill LIRR station, bringing a major accessibility improvement.

The station now has two elevators, one each for the eastbound and westbound platforms, making the station accessible to all customers for the first time.

May 1, 2020 In The News

At Justin Racette’s West Chicago elementary school, instructors rarely assigned homework online before April.

May 1, 2020 In The News

When Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., about his repeated use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” roughly a month ago, she was disappointed. While critics noted the term could perpetuate a racist association between the coronavirus and Chinese people, putting Asians in harm’s way, Meng recalled McCarthy being dismissive of her concern.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Grace Meng on April 28 introduced a bill that would require all federal government agencies to translate written COVID-19-related materials to be into multiple languages for the public.

The COVID-19 Language Access Act would apply to any federal agency that receives coronavirus-related funding.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

With over 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in state nursing homes and adult care facilities reported as of April 27, Gov. Cuomo announced that the Department of Health and Attorney General Letitia James will be conducting a joint investigation to determine whether facilities are administering appropriate levels of care to residents.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

“The main message we all have to get around: We’re as strong as the weakest link when it comes to COVID-19,” Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said at the April 22 launch of the first mobile testing site in Queens. “Whether you’re unbanked, undocumented ... everyone needs to come out and trust the testing process and be part of our economy again.

Apr 29, 2020 In The News

Two Queens congressmembers called on the federal government to allow co-ops and condos to be eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the federal stimulus program designed to help small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Apr 28, 2020 In The News

NEW YORK — An uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to NYPD data.

Moreover, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is worried about under-reporting.

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