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Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week.

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release
Facility, located at Queens College, opened in May
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) that she helped to open at Queens College will now be providing services in Korean.
Dec 3, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman’s bill would ensure that consumers are notified of recalls
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Kids’ Safety Caucus, announced the introduction of the Total Recall Act, a bill that would require businesses to strengthen and streamline the way they notify consumers about product recalls.
Nov 26, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman introduces 21st Century Youth Entrepreneurship Act following Global Entrepreneurship Week
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. Rep.
Nov 25, 2019 Press Release
Bill would fund the purchase of mobile hotspots to ensure all students have internet access in order to complete assignments at home

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), announced the introduction of the Closing the Homework Gap Through Mobile Hotspots Act, which would create a $100 million grant program for schools, libraries, U.S. territories, and federally recognized Indian Tribes to purchase mobile hotspots to help close the nation’s homework gap.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
NEW YORK – U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (NY-6), Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-7) led the New York City Congressional Delegation on a letter to NYCHA Chair and CEO Gregory Russ calling on the Housing Authority to take immediate action to ensure NYCHA residents have adequate heat this winter.
Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan bill comes on heels of U.S.-Turkey summit in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Co-Chair of the Hellenic Caucus, announced today that they have introduced legislation which would prohibit the Department of Defense from using funds to deploy strategic assets in Turkey after 2020.
Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Congressmembers send letter to heads of Homeland Security and USCIS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), and Norma Torres (D-CA), along with 80 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) demanding that they abandon plans to hike up USCIS application fees.
Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman sends letter to Secretary of State and Defense Secretary, which follows similar letter Meng sent in February after the U.S.-ROK Special Measures Agreement lapsed
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper following reports that the Trump administration demanded a 500 percent increase from South Korea in negotiations of the Special Measures Agreement.
Nov 8, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman details frustration and concerns in letter to FAA head Stephen Dickson

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a founding member and former co-chair of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson expressing grave concerns about the agency’s community outreach efforts regarding excessive airplane noise over Queens, and other areas impacted by the problem.