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May 13, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she cosponsored legislation which seeks to help those in nursing homes electronically connect with family members and doctors during the coronavirus crisis.
 
May 12, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced the awarding of $50.7 million in federal funding for health-related providers located in her congressional district in Queens. The funds, which are allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will help 1,485 local providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman sends letter calling for her $2 billion Emergency Educational Connections Act to be in the next coronavirus relief package

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she led 103 Members of Congress in a letter to House and Senate Leadership calling for her Emergency Educational Connections Act (H.R. 6563) to be included in the next coronavirus stimulus package.

May 10, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman sent correspondence earlier to President asking for this designation
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service approved New York State’s plan to operate the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. 
 
May 8, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman urges any legislative proposal on hazard pay to include ALL workers on the frontlines
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today called for ALL essential workers to be made eligible for hazard pay in any proposed legislation that seeks to provide such wages or benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.
 
May 7, 2020 Press Release
Rise in discrimination and violence continues amid coronavirus pandemic
QUEENS, NY – With various communities continuing to struggle with the surge in discriminatory attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Rep.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she urged banks to assist small businesses with applying for coronavirus relief funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
 
May 5, 2020 Press Release
The NY delegation also called for the creation of a HUD program that would support small landlords
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) led members of the New York congressional delegation in calling on House and Senate leadership to include rent and mortgage forgiveness in the next COVID-19 relief package.
May 5, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the United States Postal Service has renewed its lease for the post office in Kew Gardens, Queens.  
 
The Postal Service informed Meng’s office that the new lease will be for five years from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2026.
 
May 3, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman leads letter to House leaders calling for assistance to be included in next COVID-19 relief package
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she led members of the New York Congressional Delegation in a letter to House leaders calling for the next coronavirus relief bill to provide critical and needed assistance for bodegas, ethnic grocery stores and small independent supermarkets, many of which are located throughout New York City.   
 

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