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Mar 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan emergency spending package that would provide $8.3 billion in federal funds to address the coronavirus. Included in the measure is a provision based on legislation recently introduced by Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia M.
Mar 2, 2020 Press Release
SBA Disaster Loans Would be Made Available for Virus-Impacted Firms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and Rep.
Mar 2, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representatives discuss key issues with borough residents
QUEENS, NY – This past weekend, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) brought Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar to Queens.
 
Feb 28, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman, joined by the CDC’s Chief Medical Officer, advocates, and members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, speaks on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), spoke at a CAPAC press conference on Capitol Hill to urge other Members of Congress to help stop the spread of xenophobia and misinformation related to the coronavirus by only sharing confirmed and verifiable information about the illness.
Feb 26, 2020 Press Release
Event helped local houses of worship (synagogues, churches, mosques, temples) and nonprofit institutions learn about the Nonprofit Security Grant Program and how to apply for funding; grants are used to improve safety and security of facilities; 2020 deadline to apply for funding is March 18
QUEENS, NY – Following the rise in hate crimes, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, held a workshop in Queens on the U.S.
Feb 25, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman and fellow Members of Congress send letter to the President; National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $700 million on coronavirus research and development
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Committee which is responsible for funding all federal agencies and programs, announced today that she, along with other Members of Congress, called on President Trump to ensure that any vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus is accessible, available, and affordable to the public.
Feb 19, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would help end chronic housing insecurity for New Yorkers and Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee that is responsible for funding all government agencies and programs, introduced the Pathway to Stable and Affordable Housing for All Act, H.R.
Feb 14, 2020 Press Release
Legislation is endorsed by over 50 immigrant advocacy organizations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, announced today that she introduced the No Public Charge Deportation Act (H.R. 5814), which would remove public charge as grounds for the deportation of immigrants in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). For over 100 years, public charge has been part of U.S.
Feb 14, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman’s measure would lower FAA’s noise standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a founding member and former Co-Chair of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, announced the introduction of legislation that would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to lower the standard at which the agency determines acceptable noise levels in residential areas.
 
Feb 5, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman appears before key House committee to call for passage of the legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep.

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