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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.   
 
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.

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