Press Releases

Nov 23, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would help prevent future deadly infectious disease outbreaks
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)—both Members of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations that has oversight of State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S.
Nov 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today she voted to pass the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, H.R. 8294, which would increase investments in registered apprenticeships and create one million new apprenticeship opportunities nationwide.

Meng also secured a measure that would:

Nov 13, 2020 Press Release
Correspondence builds on Meng’s previous efforts to ensure no New Yorker goes hungry during COVID-19
Oct 26, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) tonight issued the following statement after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate.
Oct 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06), Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Brendan Boyle (PA-02) announced today that they led a letter to U.S. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall urging him to amend the United States’ position in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Federal Republic of Germany v. Alan Philipp, et al.
Oct 16, 2020 Press Release
Following Social Security Administration’s Anemic Cost of Living Increase for Seniors for 2021, Meng and Congressional Colleagues Propose 3% Adjustment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) announcement of a meager 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2021, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), in collaboration with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and John Larson (D-CT), have proposed emergency legislation to increase the 2021 COLA to 3 percent.
Oct 13, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman continues effort to help families facing food insecurity
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Director Kate MacKenzie of the Mayor's Office for Food Policy visited Queens food pantry La Jornada to deliver emergency food assistance.
Oct 8, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement regarding the Jewish community and COVID-19.
Oct 5, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced today that she introduced the Teaching Asian Pacific American History Act (H.R. 8519), a bill to promote the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American history in schools across the United States.
Oct 1, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman leads letter to Agriculture Secretary in response to local food assistance groups suddenly without vendors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), joined by other members of New York’s Congressional Delegation, sent a letter today to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue expressing concern about changes to a key federal program that provides funding to local pantries and food assistance organizations.