QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations – which has oversight over the U.S. State Department – spoke with South Korea’s Ambassador to the United States Soo-Hyuck Lee.
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They followed the rules and filed their taxes on time, but many U.S. citizens are not getting those desperately needed stimulus checks because of their spouse’s immigration status.
As millions of Americans cash in, others are entirely excluded.
These U.S. citizens say they feel like second-class Americans, and it’s all because of who they married.
Lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a $2 billion bill to provide internet service to students during the pandemic.
Faith leaders from around Queens gathered in front of their computer screens Tuesday for a remote vigil to commemorate the thousands of neighbors who have died from COVID-19 in the weeks since the borough emerged as the epicenter of the pandemic.
New York congresswoman Grace Meng pressing for billions of dollars in new funding to address the digital divide in education, backing a bill that would fund internet equipment and devices for schools and students.
Meng, a Democrat, argues that the coronavirus pandemic has called attention to the shortfalls and inequities in students' access to technology.
A House lawmaker introduced legislation that would allocate $2 billion to get students access to the internet while stuck at home during the global health crisis.
After calling on President Donald Trump to ensure that nursing homes immediately report coronavirus infections and deaths to the families of residents, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on April 20 that the Trump Administration has agreed to implement the new rule.
As millions of tenants were unable to pay rent on April 1, and with no clear end to the COVID-19 crisis in sight, a Queens lawmaker is helping to introduce a new legislation to cancel rent and mortgage payments nationwide.
The Queens congressional delegation has urged the federal government to intervene to protect nursing home residents and staff from the coronavirus, pushing the Trump Administration to take action after the state said more than 200 Queens nursing home residents have died due to COVID-19 as of April 15.
Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, in a Saturday letter to the White House, called for the mandatory notification of families nationwide within 24 hours of any nursing home COVID-19 death or diagnosis.