Press Releases

Aug 26, 2020 Press Release
Measure would create a $120 billion revitalization fund to help restaurants cover payroll, utilities, and rent; Bill is critical to saving millions of jobs
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today she has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to establish a fund for struggling food and drinking establishments that have suffered economic losses due to COVID-19.
 
Aug 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), issued the following statement today after she voted yes on the Delivering for America Act, H.R. 8015, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 150.

Aug 19, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman calls for halt to abhorrent practices and investigation into department’s protocols to ensure religious and dietary beliefs of detained individuals are honored
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security—which has oversight over the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) budget and policies—announced today she sent a letter to acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf after news emerged that Muslim detainees in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Miami, Florida, were forced to choose between pork or pork-based products and rotten or expired halal meals.
Aug 17, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman worked to secure the payments
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reminded Queens families to be aware of a new federal government benefit that provides all New York City public school parents with $420 per child.
 
Aug 16, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) tonight issued the following statement on the death of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.
 
Aug 14, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement calling for the firing of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
 
Aug 12, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement regarding New York City’s plans to reopen school buildings.
 
Aug 7, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman leads letter to congressional leadership calling for next COVID-19 relief package to include economic impact payments for those with Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN)
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) led a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for the next coronavirus relief package to provide economic impact payments to millions of immigrants who file their taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
 
Aug 6, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would expand SNAP benefits to help reduce hunger and support restaurants during COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has cosponsored the SNAP COVID-19 Anti-Hunger Restaurant Relief for You Act (H.R. 6688), which would expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Restaurant Meals Program (SNAP RMP) to help those experiencing food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis access low-cost meals at restaurants.
Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s amendment included in key appropriations package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a provision sponsored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that would block President Trump’s memorandum to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in congressional apportionment.

 

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