Press Releases

Feb 4, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman’s measure proposes constitutional amendment that would provide 16- and 17-year-olds with the right to vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives to lower the voting age in America to 16 years old.
 
Meng’s measure seeks to replace the 26th amendment to the United States Constitution with a new amendment that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote.
 
Feb 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, and Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), and Lois Frankel (D-FL) announced they introduced the bipartisan Safe from the Start Act (H.R. 571) that would help improve U.S.
Jan 31, 2021 Press Release
Presently no demographic breakdown on coronavirus vaccines exist; would help ensure that all communities have access to the vaccine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she is leading a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra to collect, disseminate, and make publicly available a national demographic breakdown of already administered and the future administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
Jan 28, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would help welcome and support immigrants and refugees as they adapt to life in the United States; Measure comes as President Biden aims to overhaul the U.S. immigration system
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) introduced the National Office of New Americans Act in the House of Representatives. U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) will introduce the same measure in the Senate.
Jan 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after she and fellow members of the Appropriations Committee held a briefing with heads of multiple agencies involved in the security failures that permitted pro-Trump insurrectionists to attack the Capitol on January 6. Agencies included the U.S.
Jan 26, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Last night, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) held a virtual seminar on ranked choice voting for New York City Council District 24's special election which is scheduled to take place in Queens on February 2.
 
Jan 26, 2021 Press Release
President’s action includes a number of the Congresswoman’s legislation; follows her efforts to fight the rise in bigotry and violence against the Asian American community, and address racial equities in COVID-19 response
QUEENS, NY. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today commended President Biden for signing a presidential memorandum to address the anti-Asian sentiment that has spiked since the outbreak of the coronavirus, as well as actions to promote racial equity in COVID-19 response.
 
Jan 23, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order to help working families have access to nutritious meals.
 
Specifically, the Executive Order (EO):
 
Jan 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement hailing the swearing in of President Biden.
 
“I congratulate Joe Biden on becoming the 46th President of the United States, and I cannot wait to partner with him and our new Vice President Kamala Harris to address the many critical issues impacting our country.
 
Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement after voting to impeach President Trump.

“With Donald Trump refusing to resign and Vice President Pence failing to invoke the 25th Amendment, the House had no choice but to move forward with impeaching the President.

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