Press Releases

Mar 6, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman leads letter to the President urging a national strategy for menstrual equity
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation commemorates Women’s History Month and prepares to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she led a letter to President Biden urging him to take executive action to help eliminate period poverty.
 
Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) recently took part in a virtual workshop to help co-ops in Queens secure federal funding under the Paycheck Protection Program which provides forgivable loans to small businesses that have suffered economic losses due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar 3, 2021 Press Release
Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act Would Ensure Radiation-Exposed Veterans Who Cleaned Up Nuclear Testing Sites in Marshall Islands Receive Health Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) reintroduced their bipartisan bill in the House and Senate to secure health care benefits for “Atomic Veterans” who were exposed to harmful radiation when they cleaned up nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s.

Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, today reintroduced the Menstrual Equity in the Peace Corps Act, a bill that seeks to address the lack of access and affordability of menstrual products for Peace Corps Volunteers serving abroad.
 
Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
Measure Amending the For The People Act (H.R. 1) Would Lower Federal Election Voting Age from 18 to 16 Years Old
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today reintroduced an amendment to lower the federal election voting age from 18-years-old to 16-years-old. The measure was reintroduced as an amendment to the For The People Act (H.R. 1) ahead of this week’s debate on the bill in the House of Representatives. H.R.
Mar 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has been selected as a Co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism.
 
Feb 27, 2021 Press Release
Legislation is an urgently needed package to address the COVID-19 health and economic crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that she helped pass the nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) early this morning in the House of Representatives.
 
Feb 24, 2021 Press Release
Measure is an updated version of the Congresswoman’s resolution that passed the House in September
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep.
Feb 23, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today joined Mayor de Blasio at his media availability to discuss her efforts to combat anti-Asian hate related to the coronavirus.
 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Meng has led efforts to combat the rise in xenophobia and violence directed at Asian Americans, both in New York and across the country.
Feb 22, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Following the recent New York State pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Korean Community Services (KCS) in Bayside, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today called for more vaccination sites to be placed in her congressional district in West, Central and Northeast Queens.
 

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