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May 1, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), today issued the following statement commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
 
May 1, 2020 Press Release
Correspondence urges President to support expanding programs such as food assistance, paid leave and unemployment insurance in next coronavirus relief package
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), State Senator Roxanne Persaud (D-Brooklyn), Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Council Member Karen Koslowitz (D-Queens) led 94 New York elected officials from all levels of government in urging President Trump to support the expansion of critical safety net programs for New Yorkers, as N.Y.
Apr 30, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman spearheads letter to the President from NY congressmembers and state’s two senators urging Trump to include funding in next COVID-19 relief bill; Meng also organizes letter to congressional leadership; New York remains the epicenter of the crisis
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) led members of the New York congressional delegation in sending a letter to President Trump calling for the next coronavirus relief package to include mental health resources for frontline health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Apr 28, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers send letter to Treasury Secretary and head of SBA; Co-ops and condos critical to Queens and NYC
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Tom Suozzi (D-Queens/L.I.) led members of the New York congressional delegation in calling for co-ops and condos to be eligible for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 
 
Apr 28, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would remove barriers that ethnic and non-English speaking communities in Queens and across the country face in accessing critical COVID-19 information
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today announced the introduction of legislation that would require all federal government agencies to translate into multiple languages all written COVID-19-related materials that are produced for the public.
 
Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY  – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that New York State officials brought a COVID-19 antibody testing site to Flushing, Queens on Friday and Saturday.
 
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee – which funds all federal programs and agencies – issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266.

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – With many grocery stores offering special senior citizen shopping hours due to the coronavirus crisis, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today called for these supermarkets – along with online retailers – to provide seniors and vulnerable populations with designated delivery slots as well.
 
Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman leads 35 congressmembers in letter to head of the Department of Education
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to ensure protections during the coronavirus pandemic for students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and other school kids who require special accommodations.
 
Apr 21, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s legislation would help close digital divide
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that funds federal programs and agencies, today introduced the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020 to ensure that students have internet access during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic emergency.
 

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