Press Releases

Jun 9, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman’s items consist of nearly $20 million for Forest Hills LIRR, local vehicle charging stations, and median replacements in the borough
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) secured nearly $20 million in a key transportation and infrastructure bill to upgrade the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station, create vehicle charging stations in Flushing and Bayside, and replace medians in Oakland Gardens that are in need of repair.
 
Jun 8, 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 – which has oversight over the U.S. State Department – announced today that she received a commitment from Secretary of State Tony Blinken to address reunifying Korean American families with their loved ones in North Korea.
 
Jun 8, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman’s measure seeks to make the public more aware of recalls; bill would increase the safety of consumers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she reintroduced legislation to improve the way businesses notify the public about recalls in order to better protect consumers from using dangerous products.
 
Jun 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced today that they recently led Democratic and Republican Members of Congress on a letter to President Biden urging him to respond to the rising antisemitism in the United States and around the world.
 
May 28, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman’s legislation would help combat period poverty and assist women and girls with obtaining needed products; measure introduced as the U.S. marks Menstrual Hygiene Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021, a bold, whole-of-government, and comprehensive initiative that seeks to help different populations of women and girls afford and access needed menstrual products, including tampons, pads and many other items.
May 27, 2021 Press Release
New memorandum implements key provisions of the Congresswoman’s COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and lays out steps following DOJ review
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today commended Attorney General Merrick Garland for putting forward a plan to better combat hate incidents.
 
May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the eight co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism issued the following joint statement in response to the disturbing rise of antisemitic attacks and violence targeting the Jewish community:

May 25, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to her congressional district in Queens where they visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Elmhurst.
 
May 20, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman stands by the President’s side as he signs her bill; measure seeks to help combat the rise in anti-Asian hate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined President Biden at the White House as he signed her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law.
May 19, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill, which seeks to help combat anti-Asian hate, to be signed by President Biden tomorrow
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at a congressional bill signing ceremony for her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the ongoing hate and violence against Asian Americans.

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