Meng Secures Seat on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Jan 29, 2019
Panel critical to homeland security funding for NYC and overseeing President’s immigration enforcement policies; Congresswoman to also continue serving on other key Appropriations subcommittees
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that she has secured a seat on the panel’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
The Appropriations Committee is responsible for funding every federal agency, program, and project within the United States government, and the Homeland Security Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Subcommittee is crucial to New York, helping to ensure that critical homeland security funds are allocated to New York City. The panel also plays a critical role in overseeing U.S. immigration enforcement policies.
“New York City is the top terrorist target in the nation,” said Meng. “Our brave law enforcement professionals, such as the NYPD, work nonstop to keep our city safe. It is critical that they have the funds they need to protect New Yorkers, and as a member of the Subcommittee, I will fight tirelessly to ensure that NYC receives these vital resources. I will also push for rigorous oversight of the immigration enforcement policies implemented by President Trump that the Department of Homeland Security carries out.”
In addition to the Homeland Security Subcommittee, Meng will continue serving on two other key Appropriations subcommittees: the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (which sets funding levels for the State Department and foreign operations) and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (which determines the budget for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and science policies and initiatives).