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Aug 13, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) urged families with children to make sure that they receive the second installment of their expanded Child Tax Credit payment, a crucial tax cut to help working families with expenses as the nation works to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis.
Aug 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), John Curtis (R-UT), Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan Youth, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 4838), the first comprehensive, national legislation that would prioritize the inclusion of youth in conflict resolution.
 
Aug 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, after the release of a state investigation report that found Governor Andrew Cuomo had fostered a culture of workplace misconduct and had sexually harassed numerous women, Reps.
Jul 30, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she introduced legislation which aims to promote family-friendly policies in the workplace to help parents who left their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis, return to the workforce following the pandemic.
 
Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she secured $30 million in a key spending bill to expand provisions in her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which President Biden signed into law on May 20th to help combat the ongoing hate and violence against Asian Americans and other impacted communities.
 
Jul 19, 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, announced tonight that the U.S. House of Representatives passed her Divided Families Reunification Act (H.R. 826), a bipartisan bill that seeks to help Korean American families reunite with their loved ones in North Korea.
 
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) urged families in Queens and throughout New York to check for the expanded Child Tax Credit payments that will start hitting their bank accounts and mailboxes today. 
 
Jul 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that New Yorkers seeking to travel abroad should be aware of delays in processing times for passports.
 

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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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