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Jul 6, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she convinced the United States Postal Service to swiftly restore a mail collection box that the agency removed from the corner of 98th Street and the northbound service road of Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven, Queens.
 
Jul 2, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), State Senator John Liu (D-Queens), Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Queens) called on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) and Con Edison to immediately restore gas service to residents at the Bland Houses in Flushing, Queens.
Jul 2, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, announced today that $1.6 million in federal funding for security improvements has been awarded to 16 Jewish facilities throughout Queens, along with funds for two Christian facilities.
 
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a key transportation and infrastructure bill that includes legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep.
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a Vice Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, released the following statement commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement to ensure all households with children in Queens receive critical food benefits during COVID-19. The Congresswoman helped pass legislation into law to ensure no child goes hungry during the national health crisis.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) tonight voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120) to address the systemic inequities and racial injustices that too many, particularly those in the Black community, tragically face.
 
Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations that has oversight of the U.S. State Department, issued the following statement on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
 
Jun 22, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement after news and video emerged yesterday that an NYPD officer used a banned chokehold technique to hold an individual down.
 

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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

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.

May 1, 2020 In The News

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

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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