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Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
The House passed the relief package to help American workers, families, and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee – which funds all federal agencies and programs – issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate’s bipartisan $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic (CARES) Act.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers send letter to President as hospital’s coronavirus cases surge

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) announced today that they sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to prioritize the transfer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators from the national stockpile to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York.

Mar 25, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that denounces the anti-Asian sentiment caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
 
Mar 24, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s measure would suspend all rent and mortgage payments for commercial and residential properties for the duration of the coronavirus
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced that she plans to introduce legislation which would temporarily suspend all rent and mortgage payments for commercial and rental properties for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) tonight issued the following statement on President Trump’s tweet this evening about Asian Americans and the coronavirus.
 
Mar 22, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has called for Congress’ third coronavirus relief package to address the serious shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the need to lift restrictions for prescription drug refills.
Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
Sends letter to President
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) this afternoon led a New York City Congressional delegation letter to President Trump calling on him to invoke the Defense Production Act to immediately address the shortage of personal protective equipment and medical technology.  
 
Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the panel responsible for funding all federal agencies and programs, announced today that New York small businesses that have suffered economic losses due to the coronavirus can now apply for disaster loans provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman sends letter to President
QUEENS, NY –  U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today urged President Trump to provide immediate relief to the nation’s most vulnerable citizens as the U.S. works to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus.
 
Mar 15, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement calling for New York City schools to close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
 

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