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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Press Releases

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman sends letter to Secretary Elaine Chao; cites new study saying that noise from the route has negative health impacts on Queens residents
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging her to eliminate LaGuardia Airport’s noisy TNNIS Climb, a controversial flight pattern over Queens that according to a new study negatively impacts the health of borough residents.
Aug 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman sponsors measure to help Queens communities impacted by freight trains that run through their neighborhoods
QUEENS, NY – With several Queens communities negatively impacted by freight trains hauling waste and construction debris through their neighborhoods, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) introduced legislation that would require covers on all rail cars that transport materials such as trash and debris.
Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman’s legislation would expand voting rights to young people by providing 16- and 17-year-olds with the right to vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would lower the voting age in America to 16 years old.
Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman sends letter to FDA Commissioner after American Academy of Pediatrics report raises public health concerns for children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for the agency to address the threat that food additives pose to children.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that would allow menstrual hygiene products to be purchased with money from health flexible spending accounts.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Bill now heads to House floor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured three key amendments in the Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would require a review of the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and help those who have been detained and separated from their families after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement on Freight NYC, the $100 million plan unveiled on Monday to overhaul the City’s freight distribution system.
Jul 6, 2018 Press Release
Correspondence comes after Maloney’s office was denied reimbursement for these items; Congressmembers also call on Paul Ryan to make free feminine hygiene products available in all House of Representatives bathrooms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan requesting that he allow House offices to be reimbursed for feminine hygiene products purchased for Congressional staff and office visitors.

Jun 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of her visit to the U.S.-Mexico border last weekend, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced two pieces of legislation that would improve conditions for children who have been separated from their parents. 
Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman dismayed that no official plan has been announced; Meng sends letter to the President
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today called on President Trump to provide details on how and when his administration will reunify families who were separated at the border.