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May 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the increase in anti-Asian hate that has occurred during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
May 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today urged Queens families to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure that they receive the full amount of the expanded Child Tax Credit which will be in the form of advance monthly payments throughout the year. 
 
May 11, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today announced more than $93.6 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities and students in her congressional district. The funding is allocated under the American Rescue Plan, the most recent COVID-19 relief package that Meng recently helped to pass in Congress.
 
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that threatens to allow the immediate online distribution of blueprints for three-dimensional (“3-D”) printable firearms, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Senator Edward J.
May 4, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to help combat continued bigotry and hate against Asian Americans, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she reintroduced legislation to promote the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American history in schools across the United States.
 
May 1, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, today issued the following statement on the surge of coronavirus cases in India.
 
Apr 30, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, today issued the following statement on the tragedy at Mount Meron in Israel.
 
Apr 30, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the City of New York is providing a mobile COVID-19 vaccination site in Flushing through Tuesday, May 4 outside the New York Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Bland Houses at 133-36 Roosevelt Avenue.
Apr 23, 2021 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced that the United States Postal Service has renewed its lease for the post office in Maspeth, Queens.  
During the last several months, Meng made several inquiries with postal officials about the future of the facility after members of the community expressed concerns over the renewal of the lease.
 
Apr 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) hailed the Senate’s passage of her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the rise in anti-Asian hate related to the coronavirus. The legislation, which Meng reintroduced last month with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), was approved this afternoon with bipartisan support. The vote was 94 to 1.
 

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In The News

May 5, 2020 In The News

A group of city lawmakers are pushing for the next coronavirus stimulus package to bankroll a “universal” moratorium on rent and mortgage payments — an unprecedented proposal that carries a monthly price tag of at least $66 billion.

May 5, 2020 In The News

Several Queens Congress Members want the next COVID-19 relief bill to include assistance for bodegas, ethnic grocery stores and small independent supermarkets.

May 4, 2020 In The News

The MTA announced it has completed an $8.6 million upgrade and renewal at the Murray Hill LIRR station, bringing a major accessibility improvement.

The station now has two elevators, one each for the eastbound and westbound platforms, making the station accessible to all customers for the first time.

May 1, 2020 In The News

At Justin Racette’s West Chicago elementary school, instructors rarely assigned homework online before April.

May 1, 2020 In The News

When Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., about his repeated use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” roughly a month ago, she was disappointed. While critics noted the term could perpetuate a racist association between the coronavirus and Chinese people, putting Asians in harm’s way, Meng recalled McCarthy being dismissive of her concern.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Grace Meng on April 28 introduced a bill that would require all federal government agencies to translate written COVID-19-related materials to be into multiple languages for the public.

The COVID-19 Language Access Act would apply to any federal agency that receives coronavirus-related funding.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

With over 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in state nursing homes and adult care facilities reported as of April 27, Gov. Cuomo announced that the Department of Health and Attorney General Letitia James will be conducting a joint investigation to determine whether facilities are administering appropriate levels of care to residents.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

“The main message we all have to get around: We’re as strong as the weakest link when it comes to COVID-19,” Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said at the April 22 launch of the first mobile testing site in Queens. “Whether you’re unbanked, undocumented ... everyone needs to come out and trust the testing process and be part of our economy again.

Apr 29, 2020 In The News

Two Queens congressmembers called on the federal government to allow co-ops and condos to be eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the federal stimulus program designed to help small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Apr 28, 2020 In The News

NEW YORK — An uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to NYPD data.

Moreover, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is worried about under-reporting.

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