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Twice in one day, Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) led the New York congressional delegation in letters calling for transparency in equipment distribution and support for healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic.
By Victoria Merlino
The Queens Chamber of Commerce and a group of Queens congressmembers connected with the borough’s small business community Tuesday, providing resources, relief information and words of encouragement amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
US Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced on April 6 that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working to distribute coronavirus relief payments that are being made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has Americans across the country fearful for their personal health and well-being, but for Asian Americans, the virus has stirred up another threat: a wave of verbal and physical attacks.
Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Monday that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working to distribute coronavirus relief payments that are being made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
US Senator Charles Schumer announced updated impact numbers related to the bipartisan “Corona 3” legislation that sailed through the Senate with a vote of 96-0, passed the House and was signed by President Trump. Schumer is now able to announce more detailed numbers in addition to the $40 billion he announced moments after the bill first passed the Senate on Wednesday, March 25.
In an effort to ease constituent concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) hosted a town hall over the phone March 30 that allowed worried individuals to directly ask medical professionals and government representatives their most pressing questions.
Soon after President Trump first uttered the phrase “Chinese virus,” Representative Grace Meng got a call from her parents, who had read about it in the newspaper. Had Mr. Trump, they wondered, really given the coronavirus that corrosive moniker?