Press Releases

Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) expressed her appreciation for the opening of a New York State pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Queens College, which is located in her congressional district in Flushing.

Apr 8, 2021 Press Release
Measure would help reduce violence against those with mental illness and disabilities

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced that she helped introduce the Mental Health Justice Act (H.R. 1368), a bill that seeks to create a grant program for states and localities to hire, train, and maintain mental health first responders who would be deployed to assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the House of Representatives recently passed the bipartisan Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1620) which included two key provisions authored by the Congresswoman. 
The measures would:
Apr 5, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman announces deadline and funding increase for federal government’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program; lawmaker also held workshop to help houses of worship and nonprofit organizations in the borough obtain funding
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, once again encouraged houses of worship and nonprofit organizations in Queens to apply for funding to improve the safety and security of their properties.    
Apr 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced today that they sent a letter urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to take all necessary steps to ensure future food relief initiatives, like the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, are equitable and accessible to all those in need.
Mar 28, 2021 Press Release
ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today traveled to Georgia following the recent shooting at Atlanta-area spas where eight people were murdered including six women of Asian descent.
Meng visited Georgia today (Sunday, March 28) with colleagues from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), of which she is the First Vice Chair.  
Mar 27, 2021 Press Release
Program will allow those who lost a loved one to the virus to seek federal financial relief to cover expenses
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon accept applications for COVID-19 funeral expenses.
Mar 24, 2021 Press Release
New reform process replaces the previous “earmarks” to allow lawmakers to direct federal funds to specific projects in their congressional districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (NY-06) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), the two New York members of the powerful House Appropriations Committee—which funds federal agencies and programs—announced today a new process for state and local governments and non-profits to receive direct federal funding through the Appropriations process.

Mar 19, 2021 Press Release
Legislation aims to combat anti-Asian bigotry and all forms of hate; President calls on Congress to pass the bill